27th February, 2012
Following the jailbreak of Wednesday, 15 February in Koton-Karfe, Kogi State, North central Nigeria, 32 armed robbery suspects who escaped from lawful custody at the prison are still on the run.
The Nigerian Prison Service, NPS, in a release from their headquarters in Abuja, said the 32 robbery suspects were awaiting trial at the courts. Other 40 suspects also escaped during the attack.
Suspected members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, reportedly attacked the prison and forcefully freed the inmates including some of their members who were held in the prison.
According to the release by the NPS headquarters, the suspected jail breakers are: Shehu Isah, Mohammed Isah, Momoh Jimoh Salawu, Isah Sule, Hope Asuquo, Usman Lawal, Noah Abba Idoka and Shitta Yahaya.
Others are: Isiaka Ahmed, Blessing Ngiri, Usman Mohammed, Baile Ajayi, Ewuchie Stephen, Audu Mustapha, Sam Jibrin, Abdulklahi Adamu, Abubakar Madaki, Abdullahi Huseni, Isah Siaka, Adamu John, Atiku Muritala, Ifeanyi Chukwu, Yusuf Usman and Sunday Kolawole.
Also on the wanted list are: Ahmed Hassan, Abdulganiyu Yusuf Aduke, Usmar Mohammed, Akebe Nnwojo, Idris Abdullahi, Sani Baba, Ohikwo Ahmed and Zarki Zuberu Gwadabe.
Others include: Sunday Ojeodion, Ibrahim Musa, Alexander Ojoma, Gbenga Olatomiwa, Felix Benedict, Usman Isa, Abubkar Umar, Isah Akaba, Adamu Musah, Mohammed Quazhi, Godwin Eze George, Abdulrasaki Jimoh, Kingsley Okopire, Dahiru Isah, Abdulkarim Musamusa and Daniel Mohammed.
The remaining jail breakers are: Yunusa Mohammed, Stephen Anikuwenwu, Buba Ali, Joel Maji, Amodu Garba, Onimusi Yusuf, Shuaibu Isah, Tochukwu Okeke, Ilori Olushola, Sunday Otoko, Abubakar A. Usman, Godswill Essien, Abubakar Mohammed Mohammed, Usman Makawa, Suleiman Usman, Hussein James, Ishaibu Jibrin, Emmanuel Olive, Abu Yerima, Seidu Musa Shadari, Kayode Adeshina, Timothy Tseen, Abubakar Mukiga and Alhaji Barwa Usman.
The NPS, which declared them wanted, gave a brief description of each of the 72 escapees and their offences, the date they were admitted into the Koton-Karfe prison.
Deputy Comptroller of Prisons, DCP Kayode Odeyemi, the NPS Public Relations Officer urged anybody with useful information that could lead to the re-arrest of the escapees to contact the nearest Prison Service formation, the police stations or any other security agency.