25 Out Of 1900 Edo Prisoners Who Escaped From Prison Return
At least, 25 inmates out of the 1,900 that escaped from Oko and Sapele Road Correctional Centres in Benin City, Edo State last Monday have voluntarily surrendered themselves to the authorities.
An official of the Sapele Road Correctional Centre gave the figure over the weekend, disclosing that one of the escapees had been recaptured after he was shot in the leg last Wednesday.
The official, also, disclosed that two out of the 25 inmates, who returned were inmates at the Oko Medium Correctional Centre along Airport Road, Benin.
Speaking with ThisDay anonymously, the official explained that the inmates would be returned to Oko when normalcy returns to the centre.
“The Department of State Security, the police and officials of the Nigerian Correctional Services will soon commence a manhunt for the runaway inmates immediately after a seven-day grace the state government gave them has elapsed.
He said those who escaped from lawful prison custody risked being sentenced for extra seven years if caught while those who willingly surrendered themselves would be shown mercy as the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki promised.
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