The Police Command in Nasarawa State has arrested Salisu Buhari, one of the inmates of Kuje Correctional Centre who escaped from the facility during the July 2022 jailbreak.
In a statement made available to journalists in Lafia, the state capital on Sunday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, identified the escapee inmate as Salisu Buhari, a 24-year-old indigene of the state.
Nansel said Buhari was arrested with his friend, Zubairu Ali, for allegedly snatching a motorcycle in the Nasarawa Local Government Area (LGA).
“On April 6, at about 10:00 p.m., police operatives attached to Nassarawa Division arrested the fugitive and one other for motorcycle theft.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are responsible for most motorcycle snatching and theft in Nasarawa LGA and its environs.
“Upon interrogation, Salisu Buhari confessed to have escaped from Kuje Correctional Centre when the facility was attacked last year.
“The escapee said he linked up with his crony after escaping from the facility and went into a criminal venture,” the spokesperson for the police added.
While warning all criminal elements to leave the state without further delay, the PPRO added that the state Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Baba, had ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia, for a thorough investigation.