Ondo Jail Break: Police Re-Arrests 54 Prisoners

Channels Television  
Updated July 2, 2013

Officers of the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force have re-arrested 54 out of the 175 prisoners who escaped from the Olokuta Medium Security Prison, Akure when some gunmen attacked the prison few days ago.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr. Wole Ogodo, who stated this in a statement, also denied a newspaper report that 10 travelers were shot and killed by the gunmen during the attack.

According to the Police Spokesperson “The attack on the prisons was carried out by some armed robbers mainly aimed at liberating some members of their gang who were in prison custody.

“No death was recorded either on the side of the security agents, inmate or any traveller.”

Meanwhile, security has been beefed  up in Akure and its environs; and other towns such as Ondo, Idanre and Owo by security operatives who have launched a search party for the prisoners still at large.