An inmate identified as David Ubong, who was released by gunmen during an attack on a correctional centre in Owerri, Imo State, has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom police command.
The command in a statement released through its spokesman, SP Odiko Macdon, noted that the Ubong confessed to having escaped from the Owerri correctional centre on April 5.
Macdon said that the suspect would be returned to Imo, to face his jail term.
“On April 6, 2021, personnel of Ikot Udota Police Division, Eket, relying on credible intelligence, apprehended one David Victor Ubong ‘m’ of Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area (LGA).”
“Suspect confessed to being one of the inmates who escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Service in the recent jailbreak at Owerri, Imo on April 5, 2021.”
“Until his conviction, the suspect was a resident of Obinze in Owerri, the suspect will be sent back to face his jail term.”
The Commissioner of police in the state, Andrew Amiengheme, while speaking on the security in Essien Udim LGA, said success has been recorded in the community.
The CP called on the people of Essien Udim and its environs to remain calm but be security conscious.
He assured that security agencies would continue to do their best in restoring peace, law and order in the area and state at large.