NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Runaway Nigerian drug convict re-arrested after escaping from Indian prison

By News Express on 08/01/2017

Gmail icon

Views: 1,434

Back in the net: Drug convict, John Okoro.
Back in the net: Drug convict, John Okoro.

 

A Nigerian drug convict, John Okoro, who fled from police custody in India last Monday, has been re-arrested.

Okoro, 35, was re-arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police.

ANC sources told The Times of India that Okoro was arrested from the Navi Mumbai area, from where he was planning to flee to Mangalore by a private bus.

Police source said Okoro, who resided in Koparkhairane in Navi Mumbai, was arrested in 2014 in a drug case.

The court convicted him for a three-year jail term. Okoro was sent to Nashik central prison after conviction.

Okoro was released from jail on December 31 and was to be deported to Nigeria. He was brought to the ANC’s Azad Maidan lock up and kept on the first floor. He was due to be deported on the day he fled.

On the pretext of going to the washroom, he jumped from the first floor at 2am on Monday and fled. He jumped from the balcony, crashing through the asbestos roof and fled on foot.

The constable guarding him also leaped from the balcony in a desperate attempt to nab him, but ended up injured. He is recovering at the Nagpada police hospital.

An alert was immediately issued for Okoro.

“Around 2 am, Okoro told the constable on guard that he wanted to visit the washroom. He was being taken there when he jumped from the balcony. He landed on the asbestos roof, which immediately gave away,” a police officer said.

“He ran in the directions of Mahapalika Marg.” (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 08/01/2017 9:09:15 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Army arrest suspected cultists in Abia Poly

Okpe leaders insist on Igbuya as Delta Speaker...

US Consulate replies FG over Atiku’s American Visa...

Akwa Ibom Governor nominates commissioners, special advisers

Facebook suspends app pre-installation on Huawei phones

Acting Head of Service Yemi-Esan takes over from...

18 perish in Borno suicide bomb attacks

APC rejects voluntary resignation of National Legal Adviser...

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, thundery activities on Sunday...

Apo transmission station catches fire

Undercover police, DSS to hunt sex maniacs in...

More troubles as FG prepares fresh charges against...

 

Latest News Gallant troops eliminate 37 Boko Haram fighters in merciless operation SERAP gives 36 states 7 days to disclose payments of pensions to ex-governors, others EFCC saved us from inheriting empty treasury — Kwara Governor Judge accused of having group sex in her chambers with lawyers HURIWA lambasts Presidency for justifying re-arrest of Sowore in court, calls for the dismissal of DSS DG ISWAP kills two Nigerian soldiers, policeman, threatens Army Groups demand release of Sowore, give FG 14-day ultimatum to prosecute DSS officials Why using phones at checkpoint is wrong - Military chief EKEDC powers book on electricity Electricity vandals throw nine Anambra communities into darkness Sowore’s rearrest: Less than 100,000 Nigerians making noise - Femi Adesina Buhari orders AGF, others to publish govt transactions daily

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (570,397 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (455,995 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (405,870 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (340,982 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,297 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (291,410 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,032 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (259,945 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,404 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (227,956 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,702 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,139 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (111) Business & Economy (4,616) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,156) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (717) Features (854) Global Business Monitor (497) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,315) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (177) Maggie's Blog (510) News (55,029) Opinion (1,437) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,865) Religion (1,132) Sports (2,251) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera