In Jos, Police Recapture Notorious Fleeing Inmate, 25 Other Suspects Arrested

In Jos, Police Recapture Notorious Fleeing Inmate, 25 Other Suspects Arrested

  • The Plateau state police command has launched a successful operation to recapture a fleeing prison inmate, Mohammed Ibrahim
  • It was gathered that in November 2021 Ibrahim masterminded a prison break at the Jos custodial centre where he successfully escaped
  • Some few months down the line, the police have recaptured him and he is expected to appear before the court for prosecution

Plateau, Jos - Emerging reports have confirmed that the Plateau state police command has re-captured a notorious fleeing inmate of the Jos custodial centre.

Daily Nigerian in its report revealed that the notorious inmate, Mohammed Ibrahim, fled the correctional facility sometime in November 2021 during a jailbreak saga in Jos.

Jos, Plateau
Police operatives were said to have launched a successful manhunt that to the apprehension of Muhammed Ibrahim at Wamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Photo: NPF
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The announcement of his arrest was made known by the police commissioner of Plateau, Bartholomew Onyeka who paraded him before the media on Monday, August 8 in Jos.

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The 39-year-old prison escapee was said to have been nabbed by operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit alongside 25 other suspects.

PAY ATTENTION: Subscribe to Digital Talk newsletter to receive must-know business stories and succeed BIG! gathered that the arrest of the notorious Ibrahim was done at Wamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa State in April.

The commissioner said:

“In a bid to arrest all escapees of the recent Jos jailbreak that occurred in November last year, our operatives intensified efforts and re-arrested Mohammed Ibrahim.
“Ibrahim escaped from lawful custody of the Jos correctional centre and was among the masterminds of the attack on the facility.
“He has been in prison awaiting trial for an alleged case of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping before he escaped."

Suspects to face prosecution - police

Meanwhile, it was further gathered that the suspect and his cohorts will be returned back to the Nigerian Correctional Service while investigations commence on the case.

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The police commissioner revealed that the suspects are being paraded for offenses bordering on kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, and unlawful possession of firearms, among others.

The suspects are also expected to appear before a court of law when investigations are done and dusted.

Tragedy in Taraba, Plateau as bandits kill 10, amputate baby

In another development, some Nigerians have once again lost their lives after they were killed by bandits in Taraba and Plateau states.

The incident was said to have happened when the criminals attacked Joro Manu village in the Gassol local government area.

Also, in another separate attack, gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, killed about seven persons in the Jos South LGA of Plateau state.

Gunmen kidnap Plateau village head’s wife, kill son

Meanwhile, another group of gunmen stormed Angwan Baraya community of Mangu local government area of Plateau state.

It was gathered that the gunmen abducted the community head, Baba Yarima Jabil alongside his wife, while his son was shot dead.

Contrastingly, the Plateau State police command in reaction to the incident says it is yet to receive any report on the incident.


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