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8 Nov 2017

Robbery suspects escape from Prison in Bayelsa

There was unrest and confusion in Bayelsa State the as ten robbery suspects on Monday escaped from a cell of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Bayelsa State Police Command in Yenagoa, the state capital.

Five of the robbery suspects, have been re-arrested in Yenagoa and Agbura, on the outskirts of the state capital, on Tuesday.

It was learnt that the re-arrest of the five suspects followed an order of a manhunt by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba.

It was learnt that some inmates of the SARS detention cell, led by one Touch-Touch, cut the iron protector at the toilet in one of the cells and escaped through the ceiling of the building without being noticed by operatives on duty.

The incident, which was said to have occurred at about 10pm on Monday, was discovered when a security official of the Yenagoa Local Government Area, raised the alarm on noticing strange persons jumping into the council’s premises from the SARS headquarters.

It was learnt that two of the fleeing suspects were arrested at Agbura community, where they were hiding, while three others were arrested in an open field of an unnamed company.
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