Kuje Jail Break: Prisons identifies runaway prisoners, launches manhunt

Posted by News Express | 25 June 2016 | 2,992 times

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The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) this evening disclosed the identities of the prisoners who escaped during the jail break in Kuje Medium Security Prison Abuja and assured that efforts were being made to recapture them.

The Service, however, dismissed reports (not by News Express) that Niger Delta militant Charles Okah was among the escapees.

NPS Public Relations Officer, DCP Francis Enobore, said in a statement: “I wish to state that Charles Okah is still in the prison safe and sound.

“However, two inmates were reported to have escaped from the prison at about 1930hrs though not through jailbreak.

“The inmates in question were awaiting trial for culpable homicide and have no relationship with Charles Okah in whatever manner as it’s being speculated.

“Efforts are on in collaboration with sister security agencies and relevant bodies to recapture the fleeing prisoners.

“The Controller General of Prisons, apart from immediately dispatching a team to the Prison to carry out preliminary investigation, was also personally on ground to have a first-hand information about the incident. He directed the team to do a thorough job and expeditiously too in order to establish the circumstances surrounding the escape noting that any staff found culpable would be made to face the full wrath of the law.”

•Photo shows NPS Spokesperson Francis Enobore.

Source: News Express

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