The Department of State Service, (DSS) on Wednesday arraigned two suspects Enesi Ohinoyi 43 and Ayuba Adeiza 33 before a Chief Magistrate court sitting in Lokoja for allegedly aiding, abetting and harbouring a jail break inmate Olusegun Onimisi Otaru who escaped from Kabba Custodian Centre.
DAILY POST recalls that more 200 prison inmates escaped from Kabba Custodian Centre in Kogi State after it was attacked by unknown gunmen which led to the death of two security personnels on duty.
The arraigned Suspects were said to have conspired between themselves to commit an illegal act, by aiding the escape of one convict, Okusegun Onimisi Otaru from the Kabba Custodian Centre during the last September attack.
While arraigning the suspects before the Chief Magistrate Court in Lokoja on Wednesday, the counsel to DSS O.Y. Yahaya, urged the court through an application to remand the suspects to enable the security operatives to complete their investigation.
The prosecuting Counsel explained that the application is in pursuant to sections 291 and 292 of Administration of Criminal Justice of Kogi State.
He urged the magistrate to remand, Enesi Ohinoyi and Ayuba Adeiza for their involvement in the jailbreak as it was alleged that the two suspect
harboured Olusegun Onimisi Otaru who has been convicted with a death sentence.
The counsel to the DSS further explained that the agency alongside other Security agencies had acted on intelligence reports which led to the arrest of the suspects while the convict, (Otaru) has since been returned to Kabba Custodian Centre of Nigeria Correctional Services.
It was also gathered that the convict Otaru had been tried for culpable homicide case and was sentenced to death.
The Chief Magistrate, A . A Umar in his ruling granted the application of the DSS.
He said having perused the application and the 14 paragraph affidavit, the prayers ought to be granted.
He consequently remanded the two suspects in Nigeria Correctional Centre for 14 days.
The Magistrate, therefore, adjourned the case till 20 October 2021 for hearing.