He was charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder in October 2010.
Kombian ambushed and killed two police officers and left another injured in the Nakpanduri area in the Northern region.
He had escaped twice from the Tamale Prisons, twice from Togo and once from the Gambaga Prisons.
Until his escape, he was serving a five-year jail sentence for a previous escape while he was awaiting trial for robbery and attempted murder.
When he broke from jail, Kombian publicly declared his intention to kill police officers and carried out his threat on October 17, 2010, killing two policemen and injuring another.
Following that killing, the police stormed Nakpanduri and reportedly burnt down about 20 homes in search of the notorious criminal.
Having failed to arrest him, the police placed a GHc 2,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest.
Subsequently, the police said they suspected Kombian who had been alleged to have been terrorising residents of Gambaga, Nalerigu and Nakpanduri, had fled to Togo, and promised to liaise with their counterparts in that country to bring him to justice.
That collaboration yielded results leading to his eventual arrest.