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Runaway Prisoners Arrested For Robbery In Ekiti (PHOTO)

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Two runaway prisoners who escaped during a jail break on November 30, 2014  from the Federal Prisons, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State’s capital have been arrested for robbery.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Taiwo Lakanu, made this disclosure on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Ado- Ekiti while parading some suspects arrested for various offences in the state.

One of the suspects,  Adegboye Sunday, allegedly attempted to rob a resident of Ori Apata area of the state capital identified as, Akingbinsola Feyi, around 10:25 pm on December 5, 2014.

According to New Telegraph, the suspect reportedly led three others, armed with cutlasses, to attack the victims who were cooking in preparation for a wedding ceremony.

A second runaway inmate, Ajimoko Kayode, was arrested after he allegedly led a gang of four on a robbery operation at Olokemeji area of Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

Some suspected criminals paraded by the police of the Ado Ekiti police command on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. (Photo Credit: New Telegraph)
Some suspected criminals paraded by the police of the Ado Ekiti police command on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. (Photo Credit: New Telegraph)

The commissioner who disclose that the prison was congested with suspected criminals said that almost 40 recently nabbed robbery suspects were in their custody.

He said, “Close to 40 armed robbery suspects are with us but they have not been charged to court because of the ongoing judiciary workers’ strike.

“Our cells are congested and you know those arrested for capital offences cannot be released.

“Some of those arrested are among those who escaped from prisons, so we urge the general public to volunteer information to assist us to nip crime in the bud.”

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