The Nigerian national who had escaped from police custody in the early hours of January 2 from the Anti Narcotics Cell’s (ANC) Azad Maidan Unit, has been rearrested in India. The drug peddler identified as John Kennedy Chukwuemeka Okoro, 35, was held at Kandivali on Thursday morning.
Reports have it that he was brought from Nasik prison after completing three-years of imprisonment in a drug peddling case but was taken to Mumbai for the completion of his deportation procedures.
However, Okoro slipped custody when he was kept at the Azad Maidan unit’s passage without handcuffs. A constable was supposed to keep a watch on him. However, he jumped from the first floor of the unit, landed on the roof of the unit’s ground floor office and fled.
The Kandivali unit of ANC finally nabbed him after a tip off. Speaking about the trail, a senior officer from the ANC said, “After he escaped custody, he went to Nerul, Navi Mumbai to his friend's house. He then kept moving from one place to another. He wanted to move out of the state to avoid deportation, hence, he was planning to go to Bengaluru before our team nabbed him.”
Okoro was produced in the Killa court, Azad Maidan on Friday and sent to Judicial Custody till January 13. The Azad Maidan police station had registered an offense against him.