The Federal government, through the Minister of Interior Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola, has revealed that if those prisoners who escaped from the Imo state correctional center after it was attacked by unknown gunmen voluntarily come back to the prison, says the government is willing to grant them amnesty.
You could recall, that unknown gunmen on Monday, April 5, had attacked Imo state correctional center, set it ablaze and about 1, 844 inmates escaped from custody.
However, while inspecting the scene of the incident today, April 6, Aregbesola gave full assurance of granting the prisoners amnesty.
He further said, that the federal government will leave no stone unturned to fish out perpetrators of what he described as a “dastardly act”.
“Unlawful escape from custody is a crime but government in its magnanimity will grant amnesty to prisoners who willfully return. They will no longer be charged with unlawful escape but only for the initial crimes that took them to prison. So we urge all escapees to return before they are caught on the run.”the Minister said