Escapee prisoner baths govt officials with faeces, re-arrested

Escapee prisoner baths govt officials with faeces, re-arrested


A fugitive who escaped from maximum-security prison at Oko, Benin City, during October last year #EndSARS riot, Chinedu Agwu has been rearrested by security agents.

SARS is the acronym for Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigeria Police that was recently disbanded by the federal government.

Ogu, who was in prison for murder charges, was among the 1,993 inmates that escaped from the two Correctional Centres in the State on October 19, 2020.

He was said to have passed out faeces and used it to bath agents of Edo State Public Works Volunteers, PUWOV who accosted a commercial motorist who contravened the law, and in a bid to resist arrest and incite passersby against the officials.

The Coordinator of PUWOV, Mukhtar Yusuf-Osagie who disclosed this on Friday, alleged that the fugitive, was apprehended by his men in collaboration with other security personnel.

Yusuf-Osagie alleged that Agwu went went nude at the scene of offence, passed out faeces and used the faeces to bathe the PUWOV officials at the scene.

The development forced bystanders to flee the scene some braved security personnel and his members ignored the stench and apprehended him.

“Luckily, PUWOV officials apprehended him and in the process, it was discovered that he is a fugitive. The PUWOV officials informed the police and handed him over to Oba Market Police Division where further investigations by the police and the Nigeria Correctional Service revealed his name to be one Chinedu Ogu, a fugitive, charged for murder case but escaped during the #EndSARS protests of October 19, 2020.”

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“He (Chinedu Ogu) was immediately taken back to custody by the Nigeria Correctional Service, Sapele Road,” Yusuf-Osagie added.

Yusuf-Osagie reaffirmed the scheme’s resolve to restore sanity and discipline in public places, adding that PUWOV has been working assiduously with other security agencies to eradicate crime and ensure lasting peace in the State.

Recall that the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki during his assessment visit to the breached prisons, had issued 21 days ultimatum to fleeing inmates to either return to their Custodial Centres or face the wrath of the law.

Editor’s Note: The featured photograph is used for illustrating the report.


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