Yakubu AbdulMumuni, a 28-year-old escapee from the Kuje Correctional Center, was apprehended by Ogun State Police Command personnel.
The culprit was taken into custody at Sango-Ota, which is part of the State’s Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state’s police public relations officer, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday.
AbdulMumuni, who was sentenced to Kuje prison in Kogi State after being found guilty of conspiracy and culpable homicide, was apprehended on Monday by members of the Police Command, according to Oyeyemi.
Oyeyemi said “the escapee, 28year old Yakubu AbdulMumuni was arrested following information received by policemen at Sango-Ota divisional headquarters that, the convict was sighted somewhere around Sango Ota.
“Upon the information, the DPO Sango-Ota division, SP Saleh Dahiru quickly moblised his men and moved to the area where the convict was apprehended.
“He confessed to the Police that he escaped from Kuje Correctional Center on the 5th of July 2022, when the Center was attacked by bandits.
“He stated further that he was convicted by Kogi state High Court for offence of Conspiracy and culpable Homicide and sent to Kuje Correctional Center.”
However, according to the PPRO, CP Lanre Bankole, Commissioner of Police, has immediately instructed the State Criminal Investigation Department to arrange the convict’s transportation to the Correctional Center.