Richard Ginika Izuora
Luck ran out of nine detainees who escaped during the attack on the Nigeria Correctional Centre facility in Owerri, Imo State, as Police in Ghana assisted in their arrest.
The inmates were reportedly apprehended by the Ada District Police Command in the Greater Accra Region.
The Police gave names of the arrested suspects as Freedom Yusuf, 25; Emmanuel Obinnah Chiedozie, 27; Steve Eyenuku, 33; Enebeli Lucky, 29; Yommi Usmah, 29; Kelli Ekureni, 33; Obi Onuora, 38; Patrick Chanar, 47, and Bless Eyenuku, 25.
The are suspected to be part of over 1,800 inmates that escaped from the Imo State Correctional earlier this month.
The fleeing inmates were said to have been monitored, following credible intelligence that they were about to cross the Volta River into Ada Foh on Sunday, April 18.
They were eventually tracked to an area known as Clinic Junction Lorry Station; from where they were arrested in a Sprinter bus with registration number, ER 1657-14.
They have been handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service in Tema to assist with investigations.
About 48 of the fleeing inmates were said to have been recaptured by the Correctional Service and one of the inmates was also recaptured by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command.