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Prison escapee on death row rearrested for stealing

A prison escapee who was on death row in White House Correctional Centre ,Sapele Road, Benin city , Edo State .
Festus Okoeguare ,eacaped from the prison during the #EndSars protest .
According to the police, the suspect was convicted for murder in 2010 and was sentenced to death by hanging.
In a statement by Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, our command arrested a prison escapee, Festus Okoeguare, and one Nancinant Paul Joshua,for vandalising electricity cable.The suspects were arrested following information received by policemen at Ogbere Divisional Headquarters, that the power installation at Hallmark University Junction, along Shagamu-Benin Expressway had been vandalized by some hoodlums.
“Upon the information, DPO Ogbere division, mobilized his men in conjunction with men of Amotekun Corps and moved to the scene.
On sighting the security men, the hoodlums took to their heels, while a get away vehicle they parked quickly zoomed off with some cables. Other suspects were hotly chased and two amongst them were apprehended. On interrogation, we discovered that one of the suspects, was on death row in Edo Correctional Centre before he escaped”.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Departments(SCIID)for proper profiling and onward transferred to the Correctional Centre.

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