A identified as Rabi Ismail has been recaptured by men of the Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Prisons Service with the support of men of the State Security Service, SSS, six years after she escaped from Hadejia Prison, Jigawa State, on December 16, 2011.


The Hausa actress was said to be a prisoner who was before her escape sentenced to death by haning for culpable homicide by a High Court in Kano on the 5th of January, 2005.

Speaking on the recapture of the actress after six years, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Francis Enobore disclosed that the court had found the actress guilty of drugging, drowning and killing a male friend, Mr Auwalu Ibrahim, in 2002 to acquire his property in Kano.


The actress was however sentenced to death by hanging in July 2011 by the Supreme Court which upheld the sentence pronounced by the lower courts leading to her incarceration in the Kaduna Central prison from where she was transferred to Hadejia prison in Jigawa State where she escaped from about six years ago.

Enobore while disclosing the arrest further expressed the appreciation of the Controller-General of Prisons, Jaa’faru Ahmed to the DSS and the police for their assistance in recapturing the fugitive.

He further vowed that all escaped prisoners will be recaptured and brought to justice adding that “other escapees still at large will be fished out no matter how long it takes.”