The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a 27-year-old Kuje Prison jailbreak escapee, Abdulazak Isa, an indigene of Ondo State who was convicted to life imprisonment alongside his accomplice, Isaac Mories, still at large for the killing of an Indian Nationale in 2013.
According to the Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has also arrested suspected bandits who killed a Bauchi state Assembly member, a retired Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and other victims in Bauchi state.
While addressing newsmen at the IRT Headquarters, Guzabe area of Abuja, on Wednesday, the Force Spokesperson disclosed that the Police Operatives arrested a total of 21 suspects who have been arrested in connection with various offences including criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide, theft and unlawful possession of prohibited fire Arms.
Accordingly, the FPRO said the Police made the recoveries from various states across the country from July to August 2022. The affected states, he named Niger state, Delta state, Plateau state, Nasarawa state and Edo state.
He told newsmen that, a 27-year-old Isa, who was born and brought up in Bauchi state was arrested at Tarfa local government area of Kaduna state for stealing an Ipad and a computer monitor from a hotel, in Sabon Wuse, Niger state.
He said, afterwards, Isa sold the monitor to one Taofik Salau for the sum of 5000 Naira and the Ipad to one Ladan for the sum of 10,000.
“In the course of the investigation, Police Operatives discovered that he was an escapee from the Kuje jailbreak in June 2022. He was initially convicted to life imprisonment for the murder of one Indian Nationale in 2013 and has spent 10 years prior to his escape from the detention facility in Kuje.”
In an interview with newsmen, the convict said, he was a DStv engineer (installer).
According to him, in 2010, he started work at Royal Ceramic Company, along Kaduna Road, as one of their cooks. I was attached to one Indian man who was the factory chairman as his cook.
“He was having issues with one of his junior staff, an Indian nationale as well. The two of them were having issues. Isaac Mories, my colleague was serving the other Indian man who was junior to my boss. one day, Isaacs came to me that I should help him to kill my boss. I say no, I will go and report him to the police, so he left.
“The following day, he brought a drink for me and after taking that drink, I couldn’t remember anything again. Until one day in the evening, around 7:30 pm, Isaac came to my boss’s office and stabbed him while I went to prepare tea for him. We had already agreed to carry out the murder before.
“He promised to give me 30, 000, but up till now, he hasn’t given me. He collected 100,000 from his boss who was dragging position with my boss to commit the murder. Three of us were arrested and put in jail, but the Indian man who contracted us to carry out the act was granted bail.
“But I and Isaac were charged to court and convicted to life imprisonment in Kuje. We were there for 10 years until when Boko Haram people. (Daily Independent)