The Lagos State Police Command on 23rd April, 2021, rearrested one Oyemachi Maduabuchi, ‘m’, 34, who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Centres, Imo State, after the jail break that occurred on 5th April, 2021 at 2am.
The suspect fled Owerri that same day, 5th Apri, 2021, moved to his village, Fegge in Onitsha, Anambra State to meet his mother who later linked him up with his elder sister, Amarachi Maduabuchi, ‘f’, of Customs Bus Stop Ijegun, Lagos.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 that the sister thereafter invited Maduabuchi to Lagos on 19th April, 2021.
According to him, the suspect was kept in the sister’s house where she used to lead him to church for special deliverance service.
“In the process, after the vigil on 20th April, 2021, at Bride Assembly Church, Ijesha area of Lagos State, the suspect allegedly stole the sim and the memory cards of a member (name withheld) of the church before he was eventually arrested and the stolen items recovered from him.
“In the course of police investigation, it was discovered that the suspect has been standing trial since 2009 for conspiracy, armed robbery, and arson before Justice Nna Amadi of Ngbidi High Court 1, at Ngbidi in Imo State.
“The suspect has confessed to the crime while the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has directed that the suspect be handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service for further investigation and necessary action,” he said.
According to him, Odumosu has assured the members of the public that the command will not relent on its efforts in making the state safe and peaceful for all and sundry to live in as all hands are on deck to effectively police Lagos State.