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Got You 15-yr-old murder suspect who escaped from custody re-arrested

A 15-year-old murder suspect who escaped from custody in Edo State has been rearrested after two days in hiding.

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The late Itohan Enagbare and her daughter, Iwinosa play

The late Itohan Enagbare and her daughter, Iwinosa


Gift Edosomwan, a 15-year-old murder suspect who had escaped from the custody of the Edo State Children Remand Home at Ugbekun in Benin, where, he was remanded for allegedly stabbing a 28-year-old woman, Itohan Enagbere, and her three-year-old daughter, Iwinosa, has been re-arrested alongside an accomplice.

Also Read: "Catch Them Young: 15-yr-old boy who murdered mother, child, escapes from custody in Edo"

Punch reports that the teenager who had escaped on May 21, was rearrested at about 12am on Monday, May 23.

Edosomwan had earlier been arrested for the stabbing death of the woman and her young child at their home at residence on Osaze Street, in the Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the state, on December 9, 2015.

The landlady of the house where the incident occurred had earlier been arrested, but was later released after Edosomwan, who was living with the landlady, was arrested, and  arraigned before an Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court which ordered that he be remanded pending the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

It was learnt that Edosomwan and another suspect managed to escape the home when he and other inmates were brought out of their rooms to observe a morning routine.

The management of the facility was said to chased after them but the suspects reportedly raised the alarm that they were being chased by cultists, which made those pursuing them to slow down.

Also Read: "In Edo: Teenager kills retired headmistress"

A source at the home narrated this:

“As they were being chased, they started shouting that they were being chased by cultists in order to cause a distraction.

But Edosomwan was later apprehended at the house, where he allegedly committed the crime while his accomplice was caught on the way.

Some residents of the area called to say he was inside the house. They even said he was a threat in the area.”

He was said to have attempted to escape through the ceiling of one of the rooms, but was overpowered by the men, who took him back to the remand home.

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