Two drug suspects, Enitan Ibrahim and Kehinde Ogunmola, attempted to escape from the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday where they were arraigned. They were recaptured minutes after they took to their heels.
They bolted from the court premises while Gila Moses, a chief narcotic agent at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, was signing their remand documents.
Reports said one of the suspects headed towards a street behind the high court building that ended in a cul de sac.
The second suspect was caught while he attempted to escape through the lagoon.
The suspects said they became scared after witnessing Justice Musa Kurya sentence a convicted drug trafficker to 10 years in prison.
In a statement on Thursday, the NDLEA commended the officers for their bravery and ingenuity in foiling the escape.
”The gallantry and courage of the officer who re-arrested and prevented an accused from escaping through the waterside is laudable,” said Ahmadu Giade, NDLEA’s chairman.
“I also thank the court security official who apprehended the second accused person.”