Imo Prison Break: 85 Fleeing Inmates Return To Prison


According to report reaching, that no fewer than 85 fleeing inmates who escaped from Owerri Correctional Centre have returned back to the prison.

You could recall, had earlier reported that about 1,884 inmates were freed when gunmen attack the Correctional Centre and the Imo State Police Command headquarters in Owerri, on Monday, April 5.

However, information gathered, that 85 inmates had voluntarily returned to the Correctional Centre.

The National Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Correctional Service had told newsmen on Tuesday evening, that 57 inmates had returned to the centre.

Information revealed that none of the hardened criminals had returned back to the correctional Centre.

Also, none of the inmates who were sentenced to death and on life imprisonments had returned to the Centre.

A source at the Centre who pleaded his Identity not to be revealed said; “we now have about 85 inmates as our custody this Wednesday afternoon. We are hopeful that more inmates would return. Though the number has not been made public but I can confirm that as of this afternoon we now have about 85 inmates.

“While some returned on their own accord, others were brought by their lawyers and family members. We are very hopeful that more inmates will come back on their own. This is just a reformative centre and we hope that those of them who have turned new leaf will come back on their own.”


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