Man who fled Edo prison rearrested for kidnapping months after

A man who fled the correctional facility in Benin has been rearrested by the police.

The Edo State Police Command said the suspected kidnapper and one of the inmates who escaped from Oko prison in Benin during the October 2020 #EndSARS protest in the state, was rearrested on December 29, 2021.

The suspect, identified as Over Jamker was arrested during a gun duel with the police after he allegedly kidnapped four persons in two different locations in Benin alongside his gang members.

The command’s spokesperson in a statement on Friday, December 31, 2021, said the four kidnapped victims have been rescued while effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.

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