Police Re-arrest fleeing 15-year Old Murder Suspect in Benin


The Police in Benin, Edo State, have re-arrested a 15-year-old murder suspect, Gift Edosomwan, Tuesday, who escaped from the Edo State Children Remand Home at Ugbekun, Benin,

It was gathered that the fleeing teenage murder suspect was re-arrested with another inmate of the facility who fled with him.

According to the source, while his accomplice was caught on the way, Edosomwan was traced to the same building where he allegedly committed the crime. A cutlass was said to have been recovered ‎from him.‎

‎According to sources, Edosomwan and other inmates had been brought out of their rooms to brush their teeth before he fled along with another inmate.

‎it was gatheted that when they opened for them to brush their teeth, the boy and his accomplice ran towards the fence, scaled it and ran away.

Following hot pursuit by a search party from the facility, the two suspects allegedly raised an alarm, as they ran, that they were being chased by cultists.

‎”Unfortunately, the security man was not there. Some persons ran after them. As they were being chased, they started shouting that they were being chased by cultists in order to cause a distraction,” a source said.‎

The murder suspect ‎was said to have attempted to escape through the ceiling of one of the rooms but was overpowered by some men, who took him back to the remand home.

The source added: “One of them was caught while the murder suspect was caught about 12 am. Someone from the area called to say that he was inside the compound.‎

“They even said that he was a threat in the area and that he broke into a caravan in the compound and took some items.”‎

Edosomwan who was arrested and detained for allegedly killing a 28-year-old woman, Mrs. Itohan Enagbare, and her three-year-old daughter, Iwinosa‎, on December 9, 2015, at their residence along Osaze Street, off Dumez Road, in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the State. ‎

They were also alleged to have stabbed the three-year-old child of their victim when she screamed at the sight of her dying mother.

‎The suspect was later arraigned before an Evbouriaria Magistrate Court and was remanded at the Juvenile Remand Home, pending the advice of the Department of Public Prosecution.‎

Counsel to the Enagbare family, Jefferson Uwoghiren, had raised the alarm of the escape of the suspect from the Juvenile Remand Home last Saturday and called on law enforcement agencies to re-arrest the teenager and those responsible for his alleged escaped.

Efforts to reached the Police Public Relations Officer, Osifo Abiodun, for confirmation were unsuccessful.

Edosomwan who was admitted into the facility on January 25, 2016, after being arraigned before the Magistrate court, is yet to be brought before a court competent jurisdiction nearly four months after he was remanded at the juvenile home.


Author: News Editor

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