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Escapee murder convict re-arrested for stealing cable

Escapee murder convict re-arrested for stealing cable
An escapee from a custodial centre at Benin, Edo State, Festus Okoeguare, and one other, Nancinant Joshua, have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly vandalising an electricity cable.

2nd August 2022 2nd August 2022 An escapee from a custodial centre at Benin, Edo State, Festus Okoeguare, and one other, Nancinant Joshua, have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly vandalising an electricity cable.Related News Police arrest prison escapee for beheading retired cop in Imo Imo police arrest prison escapee over beheading of ex-officer Man climbs electricity pole in Ogun, electrocuted, police allege cable theft The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Monday, said the suspects were arrested on July 16, 2022, following information received by policemen at the Ogbere divisional headquarters.Our correspondent gathered that Okoeguare escaped during the #EndSARS protest when Edo prison was attacked.It was during the #EndSARS protest that the prison was broken into and he escaped.

On interrogation, it was discovered that Festus Okoeguare was an escapee from White House Correctional Centre located at Sapele Road, Benin City.The suspects were caught vandalising the power installation at Hallmark University Junction along the Sagamu-Benin Expressway in Ogbere, in the Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the state.

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