15 Inmates Escape From Nsukka Prison

Channels Television  
Updated August 10, 2016

Nigerian PrisonsPrison officials at the Nsukka Prison in Enugu State, Nigeria’s South-East region are on the trail of about 15 inmates, who escaped on Tuesday.

Reports say that the inmates broke their cells and scaled over the perimeter fence.

The Controller of the Prison, Mr. Lawrence Okonkwo, who confirmed the jailbreak, however, declined to give the number of inmates that escaped.

Mr. Okonkwo said that only the Enugu State Prisons Controller, Mr Isaiah Amariri, can tell the public the number of inmates that escaped, the re-arrested ones and efforts put in place to arrest those still on the run.

This comes as unconfirmed reports say that two escapees have been rearrested.

The Enugu incidence is coming about two weeks after 13 inmates escaped from the Koton Karfe Medium Security Prison in Kogi State.

The Ministry of Interior, Mr Willie Bassey, announced later that 6 out of the 13 inmates that escaped were re-arrested and are back in custody.