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Police apprehend 13 fleeing Oyo inmates in Osun

The inmates were wandering in Ejigbo town on Saturday, when policemen on patrol arrested them.

• October 24, 2021
Yemisi Opalola
Yemisi Opalola

The Osun police command, on Sunday said 13 of the inmates who escaped from Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo, on Friday, have been re-arrested in Ejigbo, Osun.

Yemisi Opalola, Osun police spokesperson, confirmed the development to reporters, stating that the inmates were arrested on Saturday night.

Ms Opalola said they would soon be transferred to the Police State Criminal Investigation Department.

“God has helped the Command to re-arrest 13 escaped prisoners from Abolongo Correctional Center, Oyo State.

The inmates were wandering in the town on Saturday, when policemen on patrol arrested them, NAN reports.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, had earlier on Sunday, promised that all escaped inmates from the Oyo correctional facility would be re-arrested, during his visit to the correctional facility.

Mr Aregbesola equally said 446 of the 907 escapees from the correctional centre had been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility, adding that 392 inmates are still at large 


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