The Abia state police command says it has launched manhunt for nine suspects held at the Central Police Station (CPS), Umuahia, Abia State who escaped.
About 29 suspects escaped from the CPS in Umuahia, the state capital, out of which 20 have been re-arrested.
It was gathered that the incident which took place over the weekend, occurred when the suspects requested from the cell guard water to ease themselves.
According to information, the cell guard innocently opened the cell to hand the water to the suspects.
As the cell guard opened the cell door, the suspects who were said to have pushed it against the guard, overpowered him and fled.