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Ghanaian police arrests nine fleeing Nigerian inmates

 Ghanaian police arrests nine fleeing Nigerian inmates 

Nine inmates alleged to have broken jail have been arrested while fleeing to Ghana by the Ghanaian Police force at Ada Foah.

According to BBC Pidgin, Ada Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent, Francis Somian, explained that they got a tip-off that led them to Clinic Junction Lorry Station where the arrest was made on Monday.

Officials claimed that the tip-off revealed that suspects believed to be fugitive jailbreakers from Nigeria entered the country via ferry, across River Volta into Ada Foah where they intended to continue their journey to Accra via commercial bus.

3news Ghana reported that the suspects have been identified as Emmanuel Obinnah Chiedozie – 27, Steve Eyenuku – 33, Enebeli Lucky – 29, Yommi Usmah – 29, Keli Ekureni -33, Freedom Yusuf – 25, Obi Onuora – 38, Patrick Chanar – 47, and Bless Eyenuku -25.

Police reported that at the time of arrest, the suspects were found with Ghanaian and Nigerian currencies, personal belongings, passports, and ID cards.

In an earlier report by The PUNCH, about 1,844 inmates were freed by gunmen who attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service, Owerri, Imo State on Monday, 5th April 2021.

The Nigerian Immigration Service responded that it had beefed up security at the nation’s borders to aid the arrest of the inmates and suspects who might be planning to flee the country.

The Spokesperson for the NIS, Mr Sunday James, said the agency had received the names and photos of some of the escapees from the NCoS to aid the manhunt.

The Nigerian Correction Service also said it would be seeking the help of INTERPOL to apprehend the fleeing suspects. THE PUNCH

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