The Zamfara State Police Command has rearrested eight out of 18 inmates set free when suspected thugs broke into the Gusau Remand Home to free their friend, the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Kenneth Ebrimson, has said.
Suspected armed thugs had earlier broken into the remand home in Gusau to free one Ibrahim Ajala on the instruction of his mother. Ajala was remanded over suspected murder.
One of the arrested jail breakers, Isya Aliyu, who confessed to have committed the crime, told Daily Trust that they were hired by the mother of Ibrahim to free him and were promised N500, 000 if they succeeded.
The suspect, Aliyu, further explained that they used a ladder to scale the fence of the remand home and they succeeded in freeing him alongside 18 others, but that they were rearrested by the police.
“Police arrested rearrested me some days later. I was sleeping in my room when armed police men bulldozed their way into the house to pick me up,” Ibrahim confessed.