15 Inmates Escape From Nsukka Prison


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At least 15 inmates have escaped in a
jailbreak that occurred at Nsukka
Prison in Enugu state.
Quoting a source at the prison, NAN
said the inmates broke their cells and
scaled over the perimeter fence late Tuesday.
“The inmates carefully opened their
cells and scaled the perimeter fence of
the prisons,” the source was reported
as saying.
“Before prison officials on night duty knew what was happening, about 15
inmates had escaped.”
Lawrence Okonkwo, controller of
prison, confirmed the jailbreak but
declined to give the number of
inmates that escaped. “Yes there was a jailbreak last night in
Nsukka prison but I am not in a
position to say how many prisoners
escaped,” he said.
“We are expecting the Enugu state
prisons controller, Mr Isaiah Amariri, in Nsukka prison so that we brief him on
what happened last night.
“He will be the one to tell the public the
number of inmates that escaped, the
re-arrested ones and efforts put in
place to arrest those still on the run.” However, unconfirmed reports say
that two escapees had been
rearrested.
Officials of the Nigeria Prisons Service
were seen in parts of Nsukka and its
environs on Wednesday searching for fleeing inmates.