There was pandemonium on Monday night at the headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Bayelsa State Police Command following the escape of Ten detained suspected criminals in their custody.
Five of the escaped suspects have however been re-arrested yesterday in Yenagoa and Agbura areas of the State after a man-hunt ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba.
It was gathered that some inmates of the SARS makeshift detention centre led by one “Touch-Touch” cut through the iron protector at the toilet and broke out through the ceiling of the building without the notice of operatives on duty.
The Incident, which occurred at about 10pm, was discovered when a security staff of the Yenagoa Local Government Council, raised an alarm on noticing strange persons jumping into the council premises from the SARS headquarters.
It was gathered that two of the fleeing suspects were arrested at the Agbura community where they were hiding; three others were arrested in an open field of a company.
While some Legal practitioners blamed the incident on the poor condition of the detention facility located along the road safety street in the state capital and called on the High Command of the Nigerian Police and the Bayelsa State Government to re-locate the SARS office for effective operations.