Nigerian drug peddler, John Okoro who had served a jail time period and was a number of hours from being deported has made a daring escape from the Anti-Narcotics Cell’s custody, Indian newspapers have reported.
Okoro, 35, had sought permission to step out of the detention room on the primary flooring of the company’s Azad Maidan workplace round 2 a m, saying he wished to make use of the bathroom, after which jumped from the balcony. He crashed by way of the asbestos roof and fled on foot.
The constable guarding him additionally leaped from the balcony in a determined try and nab him, however ended up injured. He’s recovering on the Nagpada police hospital.
The Anti-Narcotics Cell’s Azad Maidan workplace is barely 15 ft from the native police station. The workplace shares a wall with the police’s station detection room. The Esplanade court docket is in the identical compound.
An alert has been issued for Okoro, who was convicted for making an attempt to promoting banned substances in 2014 and not too long ago accomplished his jail time period.
Earlier than his conviction, the 35-12 months-previous Nigerian lived in Koparkhairane, Navi Mumbai. After his jail sentence ended, he was positioned underneath the ANC’s custody on December 31 and he was as a consequence of be deported on Monday afternoon.
“Round 2 am, Okoro advised the constable on guard that he needed to go to the washroom. He was being taken there when he jumped from the balcony. He landed on the asbestos roof, which instantly gave away,” a police officer mentioned. “He ran within the instructions of Mahapalika Marg.”
One other officer mentioned a manhunt had been launched and the Anti-Narcotics Cell had requested informers to be looking out. Okoro was sporting a blue shirt, blue denims and slippers.
Recent costs stemming from his daring escape have been registered on the Azad Maidan police once more.
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