Lagos Command Re-Arrest Fleeing Imo Jail Break Inmate For Stealing Sim Card


Operatives of Lagos State Police Command have re-arrested Oyemachi Maduabuchi, who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Centres, Imo State, after the jail break that occurred on April 5th, 2021.

A statement signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), and made available to newsmen today revealed that Maduabuchi, aged 34 was re-arrested on April 23rd, 2021.

“The suspect, who fled Owerri that same day he escaped moved to his village, Fegge in Onitsha, Anambra State, to meet his mother who later linked him up with his elder sister, Amarachi Maduabuchi at Customs Bus Stop, Ijegun Lagos. The sister thereafter invited him to Lagos on 19th April, 2021.

“The suspect was kept in the sister’s house where she used to lead him to church for special deliverance service. In the process, after the vigil on April 20th,2021, at Bride Assembly Church, Ijesha Area, the suspect allegedly stole the sim and the memory cards of a member (name withheld) of the church before he was eventually arrested and the stolen items recovered from him.

“In the course of police investigation, it was 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 in Imo State.

“The suspect has confessed to the crime while the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect should be handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service for further investigation and necessary action.

The CP therefore assured the general public that the command will not relent on its efforts in making the state safe and peaceful for all and sundry to live in as all hands are on deck to effectively police Lagos State,” the statement quoted.