How Edo prison escapee was arrested in Ogun


After escaping the White House prison yard in Benin City, Edo State, as a result of the violent aftermath of the #EndSARS protests, Obehi Ogbeh is cooling of his fast and furious feet in Ogun State police cell.

About 2,000 inmates escaped from prison facilities in Edo State on October 19, 2020, when hoodlums invaded the facilities during the #EndSARS protest.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi told newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital that Ogbeh was rearrested in the Agbado area of the state on Tuesday, January 5 after he was reported by residents of the area who saw him walking aimlessly.

According to Oyeyemi, Ogbeh confessed that he relocated to the Agbado area in order to avoid being re-arrested.

“The prisoner was arrested following an information received by policemen at Agbado divisional headquarters that a middle aged man was seen around Angulis area of Agbado and that his look and conduct is suspicious,” he said.

“Upon the information, the DPO Agbado division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, detailed his detectives to the area where the man was apprehended.”

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“He was properly interrogated and confessed to the detectives that he was an inmate of white house prison in Edo State and that he was set free by hoodlums who attacked the prison yard during the Endsars protest,” Oyeyemi stated.

Meanwhile, Edward Ajogun, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further profiling