Condemned actress recaptured after escaping from prison

Condemned actress recaptured after escaping from prison
May 31 17:48 2017

Nigerian actress, Rabi Ismail, who escaped from Hadejia Prison in 2011, after being sentenced to death, has been recaptured.

The spokesperson for the Prisons authorities, Francis Enobore, said Ismail was recaptured by the Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Prisons Service with the support of men of the State Security Service.

The prisoner bearing number k/22c Rabi Ismail was sentenced to death by hanging for culpable homicide by a High Court in Kano on January 5, 2005 for killing her boyfriend, Auwalu Ibrahim, to acquire his property.

Ismail was subsequently held in Kaduna Central prison from where she was transferred to Hadejia prison before she escaped in December, 2011.

In July 2011, the Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the lower courts that sentenced her to death by hanging.

The court found her guilty for drugging and drowning Ibrahim in 2002 in Kano. Rabi who was 39 years old when she escaped six years ago, had lured Ibrahim to a picnic at Tiga Dam, where she poisoned him with chocolate and pushed him into the dam.