By Palma Ileye
Recall that two (2) awaiting trial inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Katsina (Old), escaped from custody on the 17th of October, 2023. Immediately, a search party was constituted in collaboration with sister security agencies and this led to the arrest of one of the fugitives, Ibrahim Muhammad Lawal AKA Abba Kala.
This is contained in a press release issued by ASC Najibullah Idris, Public Relations Officer,
Katsina State Command.
The statement read, “In order to recpature the remaining one, the Service deployed its e-tracking mechanism as well as overt and covert intelligence gathering which resulted in the recapture of the second escapee, Musa Isah, yesterday, 19th December, 2023, in Kaduna metropolis.
“It is on this note that the Nigerian Correctional Service Katsina State Command wishes to inform the general public that there is no cause for alarm as both escapees are now in custody.”
Also, the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa through the Controller of Corrections Katsina State Command, Muhammad Abdulmumin Haruna, appreciated the effort of the search team and further assuring the public of its continuous resolve to secure all Custodial Centres.