Enugu State Police Command has re-arrested Gideon Balogun, a prisoner that escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Enugu in 2017.

A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ebere Amaraizu, on Thursday said Balogun, who hailed from Edo, was re-arrested on August 21, in Emene, an outskirt of Enugu metropolis.

He said the suspect was a former inmate of Enugu Prison and had been on the wanted list of the NCS in Enugu State.

According to the spokesperson, “Police operatives of Emene Division in the early hours of Wednesday re-arrested the wanted suspect while attempting to steal shafts from a mechanic workshop located in Emene, along Enugu-Abakiliki Road


Amaraizu said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Suleiman Balarabe, has ordered a full-scale investigations into the alleged nefarious activities of the suspect and prompt arraignment in court.