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Correctional Service captures inmates who escaped in Katsina

The Katsina Command of the Nigeria Correctional Services (NCoS), has captured the two inmates who escaped from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Katsina, in October.

One of the fugitives, Ibrahim Muhammad-Lawal, alias Abba Kala, was arrested shortly after their escape while the other, Musa Isah, was arrested on Tuesday in Kaduna. This was confirmed by the spokesman of the command, ASC Najib Idris, on Wednesday in Katsina.

The two inmates were awaiting trial for alleged robbery when they escaped.

“A search party was immediately constituted in collaboration with sister security agencies, and this led to the arrest of one of the fugitives, Lawal Ibrahim Muhammad-Lawal, also called ‘Abba Kala’.

“In order to recapture the remaining one, the Service deployed its e-tracking mechanism as well as overt and covert intelligence gathering.

“This resulted in the recapture of the second escapee, Musa Isah, on Dec. 19, in Kaduna metropolis,” the command spokesman added.

He said that the Comptroller General of  the Services, Mr Haliru Nababa, has appreciated the effort of the search team for re-arresting the fugitives.

Nababa said through the Controller of the Command, Mr Muhammad Abdulmumin, that he would intensify efforts to secure all custodial centres in the country.