Condemned inmate escapes, commits another crime

While awaiting the hangman’s knot in the White House Correctional Centre in Benin City, the Edo State capital over a murder case in 2010, he escaped to sin more.

Now, men of the Ogun State Police Command have rounded him up for another crime. That is the story of Festus Okoeguare who alongside one Nancinant Paul Joshua allegedly vandalised electricity cable.

Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a deputy superintendent of police, confirmed that the suspects were arrested following an information received at the Ogbere Divisional Headquarters.

The tip indicated that the power installation at the Hallmark University junction along Shagamu-Benin expressway, had been vandalized.

Oyeyemi said, “Upon the information, the DPO Ogbere division mobilized his men in conjunction with men of Amotekun corps and moved to the scene. On sighting the security men, the hoodlums took to their heels while a get away vehicle they parked quickly zoom off with some cables. Other suspects were hotly chased and two amongst them were apprehended.”

The PPRO added that interrogation revealed Festus Okoeguare escaped from prison during the endsars protest.

Oyeyemi said Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole “has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for proper profiling and onward transferred to the Correctional Centre.”

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