Some of the inmates who escaped from the prison in Owerri, Imo state, during a jail break earlier this month, have been rearrested in their girlfriends’ homes, a report has revealed.
The report by Sun News further revealed that some escapees apprehended while hiding in the homes of their sureties, while others were arrested in their villages and some were picked up at various motor parks while trying to change their clothes and leave town.
It was further gathered that some arrests were facilitated by some community youths and traditional rulers. Villagers rounded up about five of the inmates and returned them to the police authorities.
It was gathered that some of the escapee inmates called the investigating police officers (IPOs) in charge of their cases who advised them to return to the Correctional Centre. Many of the prisoners also returned to the centre voluntarily.
According to the Sun, more than 150 of the inmates that escaped from the Correction Centre in when hoodlums attacked the facility have also returned.
One of the IPOs who spoke to the Sun on condition of anonymity said about ten of the inmates who were freed from the prison called him and sought his advice on what to do. He said he advised them to return to the prison, adding that they complied immediately.