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Ekiti police parades notorious jailbreaker, 20 others

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The Ekiti State Police Command on Wednesday paraded a notorious jailbreaker, Temitope Omotuyi, popularly known as Tope Jinadu, who was earlier arrested in 2012 for the offences of conspiracy and armed robbery.

While parading the suspect in Ado-Ekiti, the Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Sunday Abutu said Jinadu and four other suspects were charged to court in 2012 and remanded in the correctional centre, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

According to him, Jinadu and one Jimoh Sadiku colluded with their gang members outside the Correctional Centre and broke the Correctional Centre gate which resulted to the escape of two hundred and twenty inmates.

He said, “On 13/6/2024 at about 20:30hrs, the RRS operatives, through credible information, arrested one Omotuyi Temitope a.k.a TOPE JINADU SMALL inside Alex Grace Hotel, Ado-Ekiti.

“The suspect alongside four other suspects had earlier in 2012 been arrested for the offence of Conspiracy and Armed Robbery. They were charged to court and remanded in the Correctional Centre, Ado-Ekiti.

“While in the Correctional Centre, the suspect and one Jimoh Sadiku colluded with their gang members outside the Correctional Centre and broke the Correctional Centre gate which resulted in the escape of two hundred and twenty inmates.

“Investigation revealed that the suspect thereafter, fled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he was involved in a murder case, arrested, imprisoned for six years and later repatriated to Nigeria.

“Investigation revealed that the suspect alongside other members of his gang currently at large have robbed many innocent citizens within Ado-Ekiti”

Other twenty suspects were paraded on offences of conspiracy, stealing, armed robbery, cultism, attempted kidnap and murder.

 

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