Two rearrested after over 40 criminals escaped from SARS detention in Bayelsa

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At least 40 suspects held in police custody for armed robbery and cultism escaped from a Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) cell in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Tuesday, according to Saharareporters.

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A police officer attached to the SARS in Bayelsa State revealed that: “The cell holds more than 50 suspects but it is empty, so it is difficult to give an accurate number until they check the records. But we hear that 42 criminals were being detained.”

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It was gathered that the suspects broke through the back section of the cell and scaled the wall to escape the detention facility. Two of the escaped suspects have been re-arrested while police are still searching for the remaining escapees.

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Police have called on members of the public to exercise caution. It was also gathered that security personnel at the Yenagoa LGA office behind the cell alerted the SARS officers of the escape. When the officers checked on the detention facility, all the inmates had already escaped.

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