A Nigerian drug convict, John Okoro, who escaped from police custody in India last Monday, has been re-arrested.
Okoro, 35, was re-arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police.
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.
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.
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.
An alert was immediately issued for Okoro, which led to his re-arrest.