3 Suspects Who Escaped From Owerri Correctional Center Arrested By Police 

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Police have rearrested one Cosmas Mbamara ‘male’ of Ohakpu area, Mgbidi, Oru West, who escaped from Correctional Centre, Owerri on 5th April, 2021 during a jail break.

This followed  a sustained monitoring by detectives from Oru West Division according to a press statement by the Imo State Police Public Relations officer, SP Bala Elkana.

The suspect was facing trial for murder when he escaped from the correctional Centre. On the same date at about 1000hours, Surveillance Team from Orlu Division arrested one Okafor George Chisomo ‘male’ 35 years old, of Ezeachi area, Orlu Local Government Area of Imo state.


The suspect was arrested at Umuaba Village, Orlu LGA during a well coordinated operation. He is involved in series of murder in Orlu and environ. One of the murder charges he is facing at Orlu High Court happened in November, 2019 when he slaughtered one Matrida Eboh ‘female’ . He escaped from Correctional Centre, Owerri during the jail break.

In a related development, detectives from Okigwe Division rearrested one Nwankwo Levi ‘male’ 35 years old, of Okigwe area. The suspect was arrested on 13th May, 2021 in his hideout at Okigwe. He was facing charges of kidnapping and armed robbery before his escaped from the Correctional Centre, Owerri during the said jail break.

These arrests followed the directives of the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc to Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Commanders of Tactical Units, to ensure that prisoners who escaped from the correctional centre are rearrested to face justice. Members of the public are enjoined to continue to support the Police with credible information. Together we will continue to keep Imo State safe. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has ordered that the suspects be handed over to Nigeria Correctional Service, Owerri.

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