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Police rearrest prisoner, 3 years after escape in Enugu

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Enugu State Police Command has re-arrested Gideon Balogun, a prisoner that escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, in Enugu in 2017.

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A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebere Amaraizu, on Thursday, said Balogun, who hailed from Edo, was re-arrested on August 21, in Emene, an outskirt of Enugu metropolis.

He said the suspect was a former inmate of Enugu Prison and had been on the wanted list of the NCS in Enugu State.

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According to the spokesperson, “Police operatives of Emene Division in the early hours of Wednesday re-arrested the wanted suspect while attempting to steal shafts from a mechanic workshop located in Emene, along Enugu-Abakiliki Road.”

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Mr Amaraizu said that the state Commissioner of Police, Suleiman Balarabe, ordered a full-scale investigation into the alleged nefarious activities of the suspect and prompt arraignment in court.


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