Police in Lagos State have rearrested Oyemachi Maduabuchi, 34, who escaped from Owerri Correctional Centres in Imo State in April 2021, shortly after the jailbreak.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the suspect, who fled Owerri on April 5th when the jailbreak happened, moved to his village, Fegge, in Onitsha, Anambra State, He went to meet his mother, who later connected him with his elder sister, Amarachi Maduabuchi of Customs Bus Stop Ijegun Lagos. His sister then invited him to Lagos on 19th April, 2021.
The suspect was kept at the sister's house, where she used to take him to church for special deliverance services. The suspect allegedly stole the memory cards and sim card of a member (whose name is withheld) of the Bride Assembly Church on 20th April, 2021, prior to his arrest and the recovery of the stolen items. Police investigation revealed that the suspect has been standing trial since 2009 for Conspiracy, Armed Robbery and Arson before Justice Nna Amadi of Ngbidi High Court 1, at Ngbidi, Imo State. CP Hakeem Odumosu, Commissioner of Police of Lagos State, has, therefore, ordered the suspect be handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service, following the suspect's confession to the crime, according to the statement.
“All hands are on deck,” Adejobi said. “The Commissioner of Police has assured the public that the command will not relent in its efforts to make the state safe and peaceful for all to live in.”