Nine prisoners who broke prison in Nigeria on April 5, 2020 have been re-arrested in Ghana after crossing the Volta Lake.
The nine prisoners were captured by the Ada District Police Command in the Greater Accra Region.
The captured prisoners are suspected to be part of the over 1,800 inmates who departed from jail in Nigeria after gunmen attacked the penitentiary earlier this month (April).
According to reports, some gunmen set foot in the Nigerian prison yard in the South-Eastern town of Owerri by using incendiary device to blast the administrative block of the prison.
From the police, the nine prisoners within reach observed based on their intelligence as they crossed the Volta River into Ada Foh on Sunday, April 18, 2020.
The police investigative team, nevertheless, pursued them to an area called Clinic Junction Lorry Station and grasped the Sprinter bus with registration number, ER 1657-14 which had the Nigerian prisoners on board who were preparing to leave Accra.
Freedom Yusuf 25, Emmanuel Obinnah Chiedozie, 27, Steve Eyenuku 33, Enebeli Lucky 29, Yommi Usmah 29, Kelli Ekureni 33, Obi Onuora 38, Patrick Chanar 47 and Bless Eyenuku 25 are the suspected jailbreakers.
Each had with them personal belongings, passports, ID cards, Ghanaian and Nigerian currency.
Per the police, the jailbreakers have been handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service in Tema to assist with some investigations.