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Identities Of More Fleeing Inmates From Imo Prison Revealed



The Nigerian Correctional Service has revealed the identities of more inmates who escaped from the Owerri Custodial Centre in the Imo State capital.

In a series of tweets via its Twitter handle on Friday, the service released pictures and names of the male and female inmates who have been declared wanted.

The recent tweets by the service followed similar ones released last week in which authorities revealed the identities of scores of the fleeing inmates.

The convicts escaped from the custodial centre on April 5 as a result of an attack on the facility by gunmen in the south-eastern state.

The gunmen, who also attacked the Police Command Headquarters in the state, also destroyed vehicles parked inside the two federal buildings.

Following the incident, the service put the figure of inmates who fled the correctional facility at 1,844.

They, however, noted that six of the fleeing inmates voluntarily returned to the facility while 35 others refused to escape from custody during the incident.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.