Escapees from the two correctional centres in Benin City , Edo State , have been reportedly sending threat messages to policemen who investigated and prosecuted their cases .
The Commissioner of Police in the state , Johnson Kokumo , stated this on Saturday , adding that one of the escapees killed a prosecution witness from his village .
The police boss stated that a doctor attached to the Central Hospital was hit by a stray bullet amid continued cult – related killings and shootings in the state capital .
Kokumo, who said his men were making efforts to restore normalcy to the state , noted that three officers shot on Friday by hoodlums were recuperating .
He said , “ 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 . ”