DSS recaptures Kano actress who escaped from prison
By Adams Odunayo
Remember Hausa actress, Rabi Ismail, who escaped prison in 2011 after she was sentenced to death by hanging for homicide?
Yes, the DSS have recaptured her! Daily Nigerian reports that the Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Prisons Service in alliance with of men of the State Security Service, (SSS) made this possible.
Recall that the condemned Hausa film actress escaped Hadejia Prison on December 16, 2011, after she was sentenced to death by a High Court in Kano on January 5, 2005.
Popularly called Rabi Cecilia by her fans, Rabi was very ruthless. She was very popular and she’s said to know top politicians.
She lived at Abedi street of Sabon Gari, Kano, as a prostitute She was subsequently held in Kaduna Central Prison from where she was transferred to Hadejia Prison from where she escaped about six years ago.
In July 2011, the Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the lower courts that sentenced her to death by hanging for killing her boyfriend, Auwalu Ibrahim, to acquire his property. The court found her guilty for drugging and drowning Mr Ibrahim in 2002 in Kano. Before her arrest, Actress Rabi Ismaila, popularly called Rabi Cecilia by her fans, was said to be very ruthless. She was very popular and she’s said to know top politicians. She lived at the alleged notorious Abedi Street of Sabon Gari, Kano, as a prostitute. The single mother of two was said to have spiritual powers so no one dared say anything bad about her. The comptroller general of prisons expressed appreciation to the assistance rendered by security agencies particularly the SSS and the police in arresting the fugitive. He urged the general public to continue giving information that will rid the society of outlaws like the Rabi Ismail. He assured that security measures have been strengthened to prevent persons in prison custody from escaping.