How Police arrested suspected Kuje Prison escapee, others in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command on Friday announced the capture of Kamala Lawal Abubakar, a fleeing fugitive from the recent Kuje jail break in Abuja.

Abubakar was said to have been caught with leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

The spokesperson of the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, a Superintendent of Police, told newsmen at the state’s command headquarters that the arrest of the prisoner was based on credible information.

He said: “The Divisional Police Officer of Danmusa and his team carried out raids at suspected criminal hideouts in Danmusa LGA and succeeded in arresting one Kamala Lawal Abubakar, aged 33, of Unguwar Sale Quarters, Danmusa LGA.

”Abubakar is a suspected fugitive from Kuje Prison, Abuja. In the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to have escaped from Kuje Prison, Abuja, during the recent jail break.

”Some quantity of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp was also found in his possession during police search.

“Suspect will be handed over to Nigerian Correctional Service for further necessary action.”

In a related development, the Command also announced the arrest of a notorious syndicate of armed robbers terrorising the Katsina metropolis and its environs.

The spokesperson of the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, told newsmen that the suspects arrested include  Abdulrazak Isyaku ,25, and Muhammad Abubakar, 18, both of Kambarawa.

He said: ”They are notorious armed robbers who specialise in breaking into dwelling houses in Katsina and committing armed robbery at night.

”Suspects were apprehended based on credible intelligence at Kambarawa Quarters, Katsina, and in the course of investigation, two stolen motorcycles, one Motobi, ash colour and unregistered, and Hijoe, red in colour with registration number KTN 89 QN, were recovered in their possessions.

”Suspects confessed to the commission of several armed robbery attacks in the state and mentioned one Muhammed Lalo, now at large, as their accomplice.”

Also, a notorious syndicate that kidnaps for ransom and belonging to a gang of terrorists were also arrested based on tip-off

According to Isah, the command succeeded in arresting Bello Sale Jino, 25, of Modoji village, a notorious leader of kidnap-for-ransom syndicate and suspected terrorist.

”He was arrested in a hideout at Bakuru village, Katsina. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to being a leader of a kidnap-for-ransom gang and was in the village, based on the invitation of one Mustapaha Badamasi that he should come to the village and take a survey of a rich man in the village, who has plenty of cows.

‘’Furthermore, the suspect confessed to having kidnapped many people within the Katsina metropolis and collected ransom ranging from N80,000 to N200,000”

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