ELEVEN inmates at Government Remand Home, Sapele in Delta State have escaped after successfully cutting the iron bars, even as a bomb was defused from a residential building.
State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Mr. Famous Ajieh who confirmed the two different incidents in a press release issued,Sunday, in Asaba.
According to him, “on 24th February, 2013 at about 0830 hours, one Lucky Egbelughe, male , a senior staff of Sapele Remand Home reported at Sapele police station that on the same date at about 0100 hours, eleven inmates escaped from the Remand Home by cutting the iron bars fence.
“However, on 18th March 2013, at about 1700 hours, two of the escapees, one Junior Akudo male and Green Glory male all aged 20 years were re-arrested at Warri by policemen from ‘A’ Division Warri.
“The suspects”, he went on, “were members of a notorious criminal gang terrorizing Warri and environs and were remanded at Sapele Remand Home by a magistrate court Warri before their escape.
On the bomb scare, the PPRO stated that “on 19th March, 2013 at about 0900 hours, a female resident at New World City Ugbuwange Warri reported at A Division police State Warri that on the same date at about 0845 hours her son noticed an object suspected to be improvised explosive device (I.E>D) planted by unknown persons in one of the rooms on the first floor of her four storey building”.
He added that “on receipt of the report a team of anti-bomb squad form Area command and policemen from A division Warri rushed to the scene. The said object was confirmed to be I.E.D and was successfully detonated by the anti-bomb squad. Meanwhile the area has been placed under close surveillance with a view to tracking down the culprits”, the statement added.