Edo State Police Command says it has reaarested two out of the ten detainees, who escaped from its custody at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), assuring that the remaining eight (8) persons would be tracked and rearrested.

The information was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Chidi Nwabuzor.

The PPRO said the Police officers on duty when the incident happened on the New Year Day have been identified, arrested and would face disciplinary actions.

According to the statement “Edo State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that ten suspects escaped on the 1st of January, 2021 at about 0245hrs (2.45 am), out which two have been re-arrested and brought back to custody.

“The figure is not as being maliciously and falsely speculated on social media.

“Eight (8) of the suspects were detained on the order of court, in summary; stealing – 1, Murder- 1, Cultism-3, Robbery-3 while the other two were under Police investigation for stealing.

“It is worthy to note that the quick mobilization and response of officers curbed further escape of the suspects.

“The Policemen who were responsible for the safe custody of the escaped suspects have been identified, arrested and detained for the departmental disciplinary process. The effort is being intensified to re-arrest the fleeing suspects.

“The command has the wherewithal/intelligence to re-arrest the remaining suspects who are on the run but will still appreciate any useful information from the members of the public as no stone will be left unturned in assuring that all those suspects are re-arrested.

“The Command assures members of the public of its continued commitment to protecting lives and property of law-abiding citizens”.

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