Imo jailbreak: 85 fleeing inmates return-At least 85 escaped inmates have escaped from the Owerri Rehabilitation Center which police have not yet raided early Monday, a PUNCH investigation revealed.
Our correspondent recalls that 1,884 prisoners were released when gunmen stormed the Rehabilitation Center at the Imo State Police Station in Owerri.
The attackers attacked at least 50 vehicles at a military base in Ukwuorji on the Owerri-Onitsha Expressway and set fire to a soldier in a vehicle before fleeing.
But an investigation by our correspondent on Thursday showed that 85 prisoners had returned to the Rehabilitation Center.
The public relations officer at the Nigerian Correctional Service told our reporter on Thursday evening that 57 inmates have returned to the camp.
But an investigation by our correspondent on Wednesday showed that more prisoners who had escaped have returned to the Center increasing the number to 85.
Also, it was not the prisoners who were sentenced to death and life imprisonment returned to the Center.
“We have about 85 inmates now as of our treatment on Thursday afternoon. We expect some inmates to return,” he said. let the numbers stand out but I can confirm that by this afternoon we have 85 prisoners.
“Although some of them returned with their partners, their lawyers and their families brought in others. We hope that more prisoners will return on their own. This is a company that is only expected to hope that the newcomers will find themselves. ”