Report has it that the Ada District Police Command, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana have re-arrested nine fleeing inmates from the Nigerian Correctional Centre while attempting to cross into the West African country.
The inmates are Freedom Yusuf, 25; Emmanuel Obinnah Chiedozie, 27; Steve Eyenuku, 33; Enebeli Lucky, 29; Yommi Usmah, 29; Kelli Ekureni, 33; Obi Onuora, 38; Patrick Chanar, 47, and Bless Eyenuku, 25.
The rearrested inmates are suspected to be part of over 1,800 inmates that escaped from the Imo State Correctional earlier this month.
Osun Defender had reported last week that the Ghana Police authorities directed their men to be on the alert after gunmen broke into the Correctional Centre in Imo.
Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) earlier announced that it was enlisting the services of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) to arrest more than 3,400 inmates still at large nationwide.
According to the report, “the fleeing inmates were monitored following credible intelligence that they were about to cross the Volta River into Ada Foh on Sunday, April 18.
“They were eventually tracked to an area known as Clinic Junction Lorry Station from where they were arrested in Sprinter bus with registration number, ER 1657-14”.
They have been handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service in Tema to assist with investigations.
Authorities of the Nigerian Correctional Services announced on Wednesday that it had recaptured 48 of the fleeing inmates.
On Friday, the NCoS published the names and photographs of some of the fleeing inmates from Owerri center.