Troops from Sector 1 of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation UDO KA II in the South East have arrested an escapee from the Jos Prison Break, Chimezie Chukwu, in Enugu State.
The JTF's spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Jonah Unuakhalu, who disclosed this in a statement, said the suspect was apprehended during a raid on a criminal hideout in Nkanu Local Government Area of the state.
The arrest comes on the heels of ongoing efforts by security agencies to apprehend inmates who escaped from prisons in the region in recent weeks.
The statement reads.
Troops of Sector 1 of the Joint Task Force South East Operation UDO KA II on Friday 20 October 2023 in conjunction with the Department of State Security Enugu State Command conducted a raid operation to suspected Indigenous People of Biafra and it's armed affiliates the Eastern Security Network hideout in Ugbakwa Village in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State,”
"During the raid operations, troops apprehended one Mr Chimezie Chukwu AKA Biggi an escapee of Jos Prison Break known to be a drug peddler, gunrunner and also specialized in armed robbery.
"Items recovered from him include, six mobile phones, three mobile phones batteries, one Moniepoint POS and ATM card, two packs of substances suspected to be cannabis and the sum of One Hundred and Seven Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty Naira only.
“Suspect and recovered items are in custody of the DSS for further investigation.”