Man who escaped from Edo prison rearrested for kidnapping

One Oliver Jamker has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command over alleged kidnapping.

This was made known by the command in statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bello Kantongos, in Benin.

The PRO said that the suspect from Ughelli, Delta State, was an escapee from the Oko correctional facility during the 2020 #EndSARS protest.

He noted that the Ugbowo Division of the Command led by the Divisional Police Officer, Albert Udeme, received information of the operation of some hoodlums, who allegedly kidnapped four victims and their men moved into action and rescued the victims.

The statement read in part; “On the 29/12/2021 at about 1430hrs operatives of the Edo State Police Command through Ugbowo division led by the Divisional police officer, Albert Udeme received information that hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers have kidnapped kelvin Omonedo ‘M’ , Adeleke Wasiu ‘M’ at Olienhen Street and proceeded to ukhumwem Road in Benin City, where they also kidnapped the duo of Irene Edenabuohen ‘F’ and Rosemary Ojegue ‘F’.

“On receipt of the information, police operatives from the division immediately swung into action, trailed and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel, the superior fire power of the team of operatives made the hoodlums to abandon the (4) victims and arrested one of the suspects name Oliver Jamker ‘M’ of Ughelli, Delta state also an escapee from Oko Correctional center during the #EndSARS protest of 2020. Efforts is ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.”

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