Kuje prison escapee Buhari arrested after stealing motorcycle in Nasarawa

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The police command in Nasarawa State has arrested Salisu Buhari, one of the inmates of Kuje Correctional Centre who escaped from the facility during the July 2022 jailbreak.

This is contained in a statement signed by Ramhan Nansel, the police public relations officer, on Sunday in Lafia.

Mr Nansel said Mr Buhari was arrested with his friend, Zubairu Ali, for allegedly snatching a motorcycle in the Nasarawa Local Government Area (LGA).

“On April 6, at about 10:00 p.m., police operatives attached to Nassarawa Division arrested the fugitive and one other for motorcycle theft.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are responsible for most motorcycle snatching and theft in Nasarawa LGA and its environs.

“Upon interrogation, Salisu Buhari confessed to have escaped from Kuje Correctional Centre when the facility was attacked last year.

“The escapee said he linked up with his crony after escaping from the facility and went into a criminal venture,” the spokesperson for the police added.

He said that the state Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Muhammed-Baba, had ordered the case transfer to the state Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, for an exhaustive investigation.

On July 9, 2022, the state command recaptured one of the escaped inmates, Hassan Hassan.

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