15 inmates break out of Enugu prison

Fifteen inmates on Tuesday broke out of the Nsukka prison in Enugu State.

According to Premium Timesthe incident happened on Tuesday night when inmates opened the cell and scaled the fence.

The jailbreak was confirmed by the Comptroller of Nsukka Prisons, Lawrence Okonkwo, who gave no details.

“We are expecting the Enugu State Prisons controller, Isaiah Amateur in Nsukka prisons so that we briefed him on what happened last night,” he said.

“He will be the one to tell the public the number of inmates that escaped, re-arrested ones and efforts put in place to arrest those still on the run.”

Two of the inmates were re-arrested Wednesday morning by security agents.

A source at the Prisons said, “The inmates carefully opened their cells and scaled the prison wall.

“Before prison officials on night duty know what was happening about 15 inmates have escaped.”

The Nsukka prison has an inmate population of 500 prisoners but was built to cater for 180.

In the past few months there have been jailbreaks in Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory and the Koton Karfe Prison in Kogi State, leading to the escape of several inmates.

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