Police in Imo have rearrested an inmate of the Owerri Custodial Centre, who reportedly formed a gang of kidnappers after the Imo jailbreak on April 5.
Eze Kelvin, the inmate, was said to have been rearrested on Saturday and transferred to the Anti-kidnapping unit of the command.
Media Adviser to the state Commissioner of Police, CSP Mike Abatam, said in a statement that the suspect confessed to have escaped from the centre when some suspected outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra’s gunmen overran the facility and freed more than 1,844 inmates.
Thirty-year-old Kelvin, who hails from Uga in Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State, was said to be residing at Orji in Owerri North LGA of Imo State.
Some of the items recovered from him, the statement said, include an Ash colour Highlander SUV vehicle with Reg. No. RLU 192 TY.
The police added that his arrest and interrogation led to the apprehension of three other members of his gang in their hideout in Enugu State.
They were identified as Rapheal Nnamdi, 28, said to be an ex-convict from Ozu Okizu in Oyi LGA of Anambra and Johnson Ahanonu, 36, a runaway from Imo correctional Home from Obilibi Mbeiri Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State.
The statement added that they also confessed to have kidnapped other victims in Owerri, including one Ozuzu Ekelezie, Osuji Gladjoan, and Onwuauaka Ugonna.