The Commissioner of Police of Edo State, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo has said that escapees from the prisons in the state have been sending threat text messages to the policemen that persecuted them.
Recall that few weeks ago, after the #EndSARS protests was hijacked, prisoners broke out from two correctional facilities in the state and are still at large.
Kokumo on Saturday, November 14 said that the escapees are sending threats to the policemen that were involved in the cases via textessages. He also disclosed that a prosecution witness was also killed by one of the escapees.
In his words;
“You can imagine what it means when three police stations along Sokponba Road are destroyed and burnt, and patrol vehicles destroyed in several other parts of the state capital. All the officers in these stations now operate from the headquarters.
“The #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums and it took a violent turn in the state and prisoners were set free. What do you expect? Some of these escapees have been sending threat messages to policemen who investigated and prosecuted them. One of the escapees convicted for murder killed the prosecution witness that same day in his village but he was rearrested immediately.
“Everybody must be part of the restoration of sanity. People who know these escapees should avail us information about them. I am assuring you that we are not sleeping but with what has happened to the police in Edo, some of these hitches are expected.”