NSCDC Arrests Fleeing Abolongo Inmate


One of the fleeing inmates of the attacked Abolongo correctional center has been arrested by the Operatives of the Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command.

The inmate according to a press release by the State Public Relations Officer of the Corps, CSC Oluwole Olusegun was arrested on Sunday evening at the Kara Market Oluwole area of Iseyin Town.

A copy of the statement made available to INDEPENDENT Newspapers further confirmed that the Corps state Commandant, CC. Adaralewa Michael said the inmate was among those inmates that fleed during the attack on Abolongo correctional facility on Friday night.

Adaralewa through the statement also maintained that the suspect has been handed over to the officers of the Nigeria Correctional Service at the NSCDC command Headquatres Agodi Ibadan.

Commandant Adaralewa said, the Intelligence and investigation department of the command after interrogation and profiling of the suspect, he was taken to Correctional facility at Agodi for confirmation. His picture was forwarded to Correctional office in Agodi where his identity was later confirmed as one of the escapee.

“Thereafter, proper handing over was done at NSCDC State command Headquarters Agodi Ibadan.” He said.

Commandant Adaralewa also urges the officers and men of the Command not to relent in their efforts in re-arresting the remaining inmates as well as protect the critical national assets in their jurisdiction, including the Nigeria Correctional Service facility.

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Commandant Adaralewa Michael call all his personal to be vigilant and share information with sister security agencies to curb crime in the state as the purpose of existence of security agencies is to protect lives and properties.

He appreciate the good people of Iseyin and commended the officers and men in Iseyin South Divisional Office for job well done and encourage other Divisional office to emulate the gesture.

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