Police rearrest 58-yr-old man who escaped from Benin prison during end SARS protest

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Police operatives in Edo State have rearrested a 58-year-old prisoner, Jacob Alonge, who escaped from the Benin Correctional Centre during the 2020 protest in the state.

Alonge was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment by Edo High Court, after being convicted of raping his own daughter Gift Alonge.

Parading him before newsmen in Benin City, the State Police Commissioner, Funsho Adegboye, said: “While the case is ongoing in court, he thr£aten that the case would have no end and true to his thr£at, his daughter and others who were coming to testify in court di£d mysteriously but he was convicted.”

He said the convict, who was serving a jail term, escaped during the jail break in the two custodial centres in Benin. According to him, the police got credible intelligence that the convict, a serial r@pi§t, was sighted at Ososo community in Akoko-Edo local government of the state.


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