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Police re-arrest seven escaped prisoners for armed robbery, Declared Odaro Joseph, Akindele Victor, Audu Lee, Ozioma Solomon and Owolabi Cliton



The Edo state command of Nigeria police while parading a group of criminals on the 26th January which about 7th of them were inmates that ran away from the correctional centre in Benin during the EndSARS protest in October 2020,the police command while addressing news men in Benin Edo states that the commission in collaboration with the Nigeria correctional centre services along with Nigeria immigration, are still in search of some inmates which are,Akindele Victor,Odaro Joseph, Owolabi Cliton,Audu Lee,Ozioma Solomon.

You can Recall that during the EndSARS protest in Nigeria there was a jail break in Edo state prison. End SARS is a decentralised social movement, and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. The slogan calls for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses.

During the peaceful protest at some point it was reported that hoodlums hijacked the protest and it lead loss of lives and properties.

Later it was reported that prisoners broke Edo star correctional center (prison). But the good news is that Nigerian Police have been working hard to re arrest the prison escapees.

In recent tweet via and press interviews by the Edo state command of the Nigeria police verified and disclose That some of of the prison escapees have been caught.
According to statement by the Police public relations officer in Edo state command said that huge numbers of inmates have been arrested since October 19th 2020,when a group of hoodlums attacked the Benin Prison that lead to the escaped of inmates.
The police disclose this to the public 28th of January while parading a groups of criminal suspects in Benin City while about 7th of them are inmates that Escaped from The Endsars protest that occurred on 19th October 2020,among those inmates who was arrested are Osatin Goddy,Muffi hadani,Patricia Okowa,Denis Ebute,This inmates was arrested between January 9th and 24th of January in different parts of Edo state in collaboration with our sisters securities agency and good information from the Public.
Others are Imafidon Justice who was arrested in Esan Central local government area of Edo state while committing other crime but the law was caught up against him while,we have Itua orus, who was arrested in Igueben local government area while he ran to his girlfriend for hideout but the good citizens was able to identify him after some time.
We have Idare Promise who was Arrested in Akwa state in South South of the country.
The Nigeria police is Arguing the good citizens of federal Republic of Nigeria to Report the list of inmates down below to the nearest police station anyway they are find in the country,they are Akindele Victor,for rape,Audu Lee for breaking and entry,owolabi Cliton, for kidnapping,others are Odaro Joseph, for illegal procession of Gun,Ozioma Solomon for assault and harassment.
In October 2020 the Edo state command arrested an inmates who murdered who testify against him in court

The Edo State Police command has re-arrested a fleeing inmate who killed his neighbour for testifying against him in court.

The re-arrested inmate was one of the several that escaped during the jailbreaks that occurred in the hijacked #EndSARS protests at Oko and Benin prisons.

Eon Intelligence on October 19th,2020 reported that armed hoodlums, in the guise of #ENDSARS protesters, broke into the Nigerian prison located on Sapele Road, Benin City and Oko Medium Security Centre Edo State during the protest.

While parading 126 suspects on Thursday, January 26th, the Edo State Commissioner for police, Babatunde Kokumo, said 7th of the inmates who escaped the jailbreak have been rearrested.

CP Kokumo revealed that one of the re-arrested inmates travelled to his village to kill the person who stood as a prosecution witness in the case that took him to the prison
The police used the medium to tell the public how dangerous some of this inmates can be and while they need to report any of them they find in there neighbourhood to the security agency.
In December 2020 the Edo state government gave the inmates that Escaped an ultimatum to return voluntary when the minister of Interior visited Edo state

THE fallout from EndSARS protest in October 2020 has brought about innovation in the management of correctional centres in Nigeria. This follows the assertion of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, that the police, Edo State Government, correctional services and the public will collaborate to re-arrest the rest of the escapees from Benin correctional centres sooner than later.

The minister announced a number of measures to improve security in correctional centres including discussions with the police to ensure appropriate classification of inmates so that high security detainees are not incarcerated in medium facilities, just as there will be intensification of biometric registration of all inmates to ensure that finger prints and photographs are readily available to assist in their proper identification and re-arrest. This also includes speedy conviction of the re-arrested escapees so that those responsible for serious crimes could be sent to high security facilities immediately.

After the public announcement by Edo state in 2020 some inmates returned voluntary why others are still on the run according to Tribune news paper in October 2020 some inmates that returned to the prison have this to say

total of 25 inmates, out of the 1,900 inmates, who escaped from Oko and Sapele Road Correctional Centre popularly called White House, Benin City when hoodlums masquerading as #EndSARS protesters stormed the two prisons, have voluntarily surrendered themselves to the authorities.

One of the inmates, who gave his name as Alex Ose, 40, a taxi driver, said that he has been awaiting trial since 2014 when he was arrested for armed robbery in the Edo State capital of Benin.

Ose, from Esan, Edo State and a father of four said that he decided to heed the call of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and surrender himself because he is innocent of the charges against him and was supremely sure that he will be vindicated by the court.

The awaiting trial inmate, one of the 1,900 escapees who spoke with Tribune Online, however, confessed that the escape provided him a perfect opportunity to be home with his wife and children, adding that he ran in the ensuing bedlam when the protesters stormed the correctional centre and ordered them to escape.

The inmate pleaded: “I am innocent of the allegations against me. I was framed up. I am appealing to Governor Obaseki to look into my case. I have every opportunity to run but chose to surrender myself because I am not guilty. The governor should please look seriously into my case. I am

source at Sapele Road Correctional Centre who would not want his name in print said that one of the escaped prisoners was shot on the leg and caught on Wednesday when he was sighted near the correctional centre but took to his heels when he was ordered to surrender himself to the authorities.

The source disclosed that two out of the 25 inmates who returned were from Oko Medium Correctional Centre along Airport Road, Benin, assuring that they will be returned to Oko when the situation returns to normal.

According to him, the Department of State Security (DSS), the police and officials of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) will soon commence a massive manhunt for the runaway inmates once Governor Obaseki one week grace for them to return expires.

He reminded that those who escaped from lawful prison custody risked being sentenced for extra seven years if caught while those who willingly surrendered themselves will be shown mercy as promised by Governor Obaseki.

The NCS officer said: “We have a way of arresting runaway prisoners. We will swing into action once the protest calms down. The earlier they return on their own, the better for them. Those who are re-arrested will be retried and sentenced to extra seven years if convicted. So, it is in their own interest to return as the governor has given them an extra one week of grace to return.
In January 25th 2023, Edo state statement government issued a statement out to the public that they should report Odaro Joseph,idare Solomon,Akindele Victor, Audu lee,and Owolabi Cliton, to the Nigeria police any were they are find in the country that a huge amount of 50 million naira await any person with credible information for the whereabouts of the inmates who are on the run,the government equally used the opportunity to tell the running inmates to return voluntary or risky been caught with additional of seven years to their jail term.

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Kwara Gov Greets Hon. Mashood Mustapha At 60



Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Hon. Mashood Mustapha on his 60th birthday anniversary today, praying God to grant the politician and businessman good health and long life.

Fidel Info reports that the Governor described the former House of Representatives member as a hard working person with good impacts on the society.

“I send my hearty congratulations to my brother and fellow party man, Hon. Mashood Mustapha, on the occasion of his diamond jubilee on earth. Everyday is indeed worth celebrating in a man’s life, but hitting age 60 is a special blessing from God,” the Governor said in a statement.

“We thank Hon. Mashood Mustapha for his support for our administration. I therefore join family and friends to celebrate Hon. Mashood Mustapha who is a great community leader and a supporter of good causes. I wish him Allah’s continuous grace as he enters the golden years.”

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IEPY Slams Saraki Over Unguarded Statements Against Emir



A sociocultural group, Ilorin Emirate Progressive Youths (IEPY) has carpeted former senate president, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, over his unguarded utterances against the Ilorin Emirate.

Fidel Info reports that IEPY in a statement on Monday signed by its Chairman, Engr. Bolaji Sadiq, expressed surprise that despite being a ranking traditional title holder of the Emirate (Waziri), Saraki could still be going about spiting the Emir and the Emirate.

The former senate president in reports of news mediums pledged to tear the Emirate structure apart by removing Moro out of it. Moro has always been a part of the Ilorin Emirate.

We understand that this pledge was dictated by his desperate need for sympathy votes to awaken his dead party. That was why he tried to wooed the Moro people with this sentiment during his tour to the community. However, our Emirate is not what politicians should use to play politics.

We are displeased that Dr. Saraki has not been portraying the Emirate in good light in recent times. We saw videos of how he came home some months back and on his way to the Ilorin Central Mosque was throwing wads of naira into the air for our people to hustle over, which might lead to stampede or even violence. This is apart from the dehumanising picture that such act paints to our people.

We recall that it was that same day he was dragging seat at the central mosque with the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. Apart from his position as chief of staff to the number one citizen, Prof. Gambari is also a prince of Ilorin Emirate. We hope Saraki is not waging war against the Ilorin Emirate because he can never succeed in such. Promising traditional rulers in some parts of the state that his PDP government if supported will rotate the chairmanship position of the Kwara State Traditional Council is targeted at our revered Emir who has always been the Chairman of the Council.

We therefore use this platform to caution Dr. Bukola Saraki to guard his utterances and stop fueling discord because of politics. Politics would soon go but what he has said would remain.

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Kwara Gov Mourns CSC Commissioner Mrs Dorcas Afeniforo



Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has described as shocking and painful the death of Commissioner II at the Civil Service Commission Mrs Dorcas Afeniforo.

Fidel Info reports that Mrs Afeniforo, a former commissioner for Women Affairs and top loyalist of the Governor, died in an auto crash on Saturday while returning from a trip to Lagos.

“The development is shocking and painful. It is a huge loss to the progressive family in the state. Mrs Afeniforo will always be remembered for her fine legacies as a foremost women development advocate and her contributions to the development of the state,” Governor said in a statement.

“We commiserate with the family of Mrs Afeniforo and to the good people of Baruten and Kwara North whom she represented at the CSC until her death. We pray to God to grant comfort to the family she left behind.”

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