Six years after escaping from Hadejia Prison in Jigawa State, a Nigerian actress, Rabi Ismail, has been recaptured by a combined team of intelligence officers from the Nigeria Prisons Service and State Security Service (SSS).
Before her escape on December 2011, a Hight Court in Kano, on January 5, 2005, sentenced the Hausa actress to death by hanging for culpable homicide.
Speaking on the recapture, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Francis Enobore disclosed that the court had found the actress guilty of drugging, drowning and killing a male friend, Mr Auwalu Ibrahim, in 2002 to acquire his property in Kano.
The actress was however sentenced to death by hanging in July 2011 by the Supreme Court which upheld the sentence pronounced by the lower courts leading to her incarceration in the Kaduna Central prison from where she was transferred to Hadejia prison in Jigawa State where she escaped from about six years ago.
Enobore while disclosing the arrest further expressed the appreciation of the Controller-General of Prisons, Jaa’faru Ahmed to the DSS and the police for their assistance in recapturing the fugitive.
He further vowed that all escaped prisoners will be recaptured and brought to justice adding that “other escapees still at large will be fished out no matter how long it takes.”