Police arrest Kuje prison escapee for burglary in Nasarawa

Haruna Sunday, an escapee of the Kuje Correctional Centre, has been apprehended by the Nasarawa State Police Command.Haruna and other suspects arrested for various crimes were paraded on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at the police headquarters in Lafia. Briefing newsmen, the spokesperson of the command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the 35-year-old suspect was arrested for burglary in Karu Local Government Area of the state. “On 08/06/2023 at about 1430hrs, a complaint of house breaking and theft was lodged at Masaka Divisional Headquarters,” the PPRO stated. “Upon receipt of the report, Police detectives attached to Masaka Division launched a diligent investigation into the case. Consequently, one Haruna Sunday was arrested in connection to the case. “Upon the interrogation, the suspect confessed to have escaped from Kuje prison when it was attacked in 2022. He shall be handed over to the Nigeria Correctional Service for further action.” In an interview with journalists, Haruna said although he was among the escapees, he is not a terrorist. He said he was awaiting trial when the facility was broken into by the terrorists who freed him and others. “I was awaiting trial when one night I heard a gun shot and before I knew it some people believed to be terrorists broke into the prison, forcing all inmates out of the prison and this is how I escaped from Kuje prison,” he explained.