India Re-arrests Fleeing Nigerian Drug Convict

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The authorities of India have re-arrested a Nigerian drug convict, John Okoro, who fled from police custody in the country last Monday.

The Nigerian drug peddler, John Okoro
The Nigerian drug peddler, John Okoro

NAN reports that Okoro, 35, was re-arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police.

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ANC sources told The Times of India that Okoro was arrested from the Navi Mumbai area, from where he was planning to flee to Mangalore by a private bus.

Police source said Okoro, who resided in Koparkhairane in Navi Mumbai, was arrested in 2014 in a drug case.

The court convicted him for a three-year jail term. Okoro was sent to Nashik central prison after conviction.

Okoro was released from jail on December 31 and was to be deported to Nigeria. He was brought to the ANC’s Azad Maidan lock up and kept on the first floor. He was due to be deported on the day he fled.

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On the pretext of going to the washroom, he jumped from the first floor at 2 am on Monday and fled. He jumped from the balcony, crashing through the asbestos roof and fled on foot.

The constable guarding him also leaped from the balcony in a desperate attempt to nab him, but ended up injured. He is recovering at the Nagpada police hospital.

An alert was immediately issued for Okoro.

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