Man who escaped twice from custody in Ebonyi rearrested.

The police in Ebonyi on Tuesday re-arrested a man, Christopher Ochuba, who escaped twice from police custody.

The spokesman of the Ebonyi State command, Mr George Okafor, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the suspect, a motor-mechanic, was currently undergoing investigation.

Okafor said that the suspect attempted to kill a police officer, Francis Alozie, during his last escape bid by stabbing him on the shoulder.

He said that the suspect, who hails from Ogbo in Ivo local government, was arrested for stealing and detained at Ivo.

Okafor said that in the process of his detention, the suspect brandished a ‘jack-knife’ and attempted to stab the officer.

“He used the knife to threaten other officers at the counter and escaped into the bush in the process,” he said.

The spokesman noted that the police launched a manhunt for him and that a surveillance team sighted him in his mechanic workshop weeks later.

“The suspect was re-arrested and in the process of taking him back to the station, he brandished the same knife and stabbed the officer, Alozie in the shoulder.

“He escaped again but the officers pursued, re-arrested and took him back to the station,” he said.

The spokesman said that the suspect was demobilised while the wounded officer was receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

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