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Nigerian Man Escapes from Indian Cell A Few Hours to His Deportation



John Okoro

A Nigerian man, John Okoro, 35 convicted for drug-related crimes in India has escaped from prison few hours to his deportation.

Mumbai Mirror reports that he escaped from the Anti-Narcotics Cell’s custody around 2AM when he told officials that he wanted to use the toilet, and then jumped from the first floor of the agency’s Azad Maidan office where he was being held.

He crashed through the asbestos roof and fled on foot.

The report stated that the constable guarding him also jumped down with him in a bid to recapture him but got injured in the process. He is recovering at the Nagpada Police hospital.

“Around 2AM, Okoro told the constable on guard that he wanted to visit the washroom. He was being taken there when he jumped from the balcony. He landed on the asbestos roof, which immediately gave away,” a police officer said. “He ran in the directions of Mahapalika Marg.”

The building Okoro escaped from

Okoro was convicted of selling banned substances in 2014 and recently completed his jail term. He was placed under the ANC’s custody on December 31 2016 to be deported on January 2.

A police officer said a manhunt had been launched and the Anti-Narcotics Cell had asked informants to be on the lookout. Okoro was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and slippers.

Fresh charges stemming from his daring escape have been registered at the Azad Maidan police again.

Credit: Mumbai Mirror


  1. Sevenade

    January 4, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Hahahaha…. Okoro has vanished into thin air. Indians wicked o! So, with all the gloomy prognostications from Naija prophets about Nigeria, they still want to deport Okoro and they expect him to agree to be deported to a country that is in recession and is on the verge of depression. God pass una!

  2. Ini

    January 4, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    My fellow igbo brothers, it’s not that bad. Why are you running away ? You want to remain in India of all places? Please come home and embrace farming. Let’s all grow naija together! !!

    • nene

      January 4, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      gbam! i am igbo but we need to chill on the die-hard money making schemes.

  3. oo

    January 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    definitely otapiapia at work

  4. Ijs

    January 4, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    See film

  5. Huh?

    January 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    His lips ????☠

  6. Victor Adegoke

    January 4, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    While we have “Naija in Diasporas” doing us proud like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this one is bringing ” Shame and Dishonour”. God help us.

  7. Dr. N

    January 4, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    The guard jumped too but got injured
    Nna! No be like dat. Lol

    • Californiabawlar

      January 4, 2017 at 6:50 pm


  8. dereisGod

    January 5, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Igbos want to be part of Naija now when they are in trouble and disgracing the country. Igbos are notorious for drug trafficking, they won’t learn their lesson. Where all the ones always screaming igbo kwenu and Biafra, come and claim your brother. Which kin farming, na only fast quick money Igbos know. Farming leave that for north and yourba people.

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