Tension Rises as 3 Inmates Escape From Ogun Prison, Details Emerge

Tension Rises as 3 Inmates Escape From Ogun Prison, Details Emerge

  • Three inmates scaled the fence and bolted away from the Ijedu Ode Correctional Centre in Ogun state
  • According to the Nigeria Correctional Service, Ogun state Command, the inmates escaped on Saturday morning around 3 am.
  • The NCS spokesman in Ogun state, Victor Oyeleke, said the escape has nothing to do with jailbreak

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There is tension in Ijebu Ode Local Government Area of Ogun state following the escape of three inmates from the Correctional Centre in the town.

As reported by Daily Trust, the inmates scaled the fence and bolted away in the early hours of Saturday, December 23.

Three inmates escape from Ogun prison
Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) has confirmed that 3 inmates escaped from Ogun prison
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The Ijebu Imushin Area Command of the So-Safe Corps disclosed this in a statement.

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According to the statement, the escaped inmates are – Hammed Adeboyejo convicted of armed robbery and murder, Fatai Taiwo Akande convicted of murder as well and Aliu Oguntona sentenced for sexual offences.

The statement partially reads:

“…should in case you see any of them, quickly contact the office of So-Safe Corps Command closer to you, the Nigerian Police and any other Security Agency.”

The Spokesman of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Ogun State Command, Victor Oyeleke, who confirmed the incident said the inmates escaped on Saturday morning around 3 am.

Responding to a question if the escape was a result of jailbreak, he said “No. Jailbreak is when they attack the facility.”

Oyeleke added that:

“A search party to bring the three of them back has been raised. We have their biometrics and we have contacts of their families. We are working together with other sister agencies and in good time they will be brought back.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) released the names and pictures of inmates with cases of terrorism who escaped from the Kuje Medium Custodial Centre in Abuja.

The inmates escaped the correctional centre on Tuesday night, July 5, 2022, after members of the Islamic for West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked the facility.

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NCS published the photos of four inmates who escaped from a prison facility in Jos, Plateau state.

In a post via Facebook, titled: Faces of inmates that escaped from Jos Custodial Centre, NCS disclosed that the inmates escaped around 2 am on July 9.

Members of the public who have useful information that could lead to the re-arrest of the fugitives are advised to contact the nearest police station.

Source: Legit.ng


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