…He’s Kuje Prison escapee


By Dayo Johnson

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, has disagreed with the Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Lucky Irabor, over the arrest of one of the suspected killers of worshippers at St Francis Catholic church in Owo, Idris Ojo.

Akeredolu said that one of the suspected killers, ldris Ojo was one of the escapees from Kuje Prison.

Recall that the CDS, had said during a media briefing in Abuja that ” On Aug. 7, Idris Ojo (37) was apprehended at Aiyetorosi in Ondo State. He is one of the high-profile Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) that escaped from Kuje Prison.

But Akeredolu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, in Akure, said that ” there was a mix up in the announcement by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor.

The statement reads that ” The attention of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has been drawn to the announcement of Idris Ojo as one of the attackers of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, arrested by the security agencies. 

“Governor Akeredolu acknowledged the confusion the statement has created in the public space, considering that the ugly event of June 5 attack in Owo preceded the unfortunate incident on Kuje prison. 

“There was a mix up in the announcement by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor. 

” Idris Ojo, who is number 14 on the wanted list of Kuje Prison Escapees was arrested in his brother’s house in Akure. 

“The announcement of the arrest of Idris Ojo as one of the perpetrators of the June 5 attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo was a mix up from the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor.

“Idris Ojo, who is number 14 on the wanted list of the Kuje Prison Escapees was arrested in his brother’s house in Akure. 

“His brother, Jimoh Rasheed Ibrahim, received and accommodated him after his escape from Kuje prison. 

“He was thereafter moved and kept in the custody of the security operatives at the same time the attackers of Owo Catholic Church were arrested and brought into custody. Hence, the mix up.” 

Akeredolu therefore urged members of the public to remain vigilant and give necessary supports to the security agencies in the State. 

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