BREAKING: 200 Prisoners Escape, 100 Rearrested As Flood Sacks Kogi Correctional Centre

October 28, 2019


File photo: Flood

An early morning downpour on Monday in Koton-Karfe, Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi State has led to the escape of about 200 prisoners from the medium federal correctional centre.

Some parts of the building housing the inmates had collapsed, even as many houses were submerged by the flood.

However, a prison source told a Correspondent that 100 of the inmates have been rearrested, while unspecified number voluntarily returned.

The Correspondent reliably gathered that the rain started around 2 am and lasted till early morning, leading to massive flood that destroyed many houses, including parts of the correctional centre, leading to the escape of the inmates.

The acting Chief Immam of Koton-Karfi central mosque, Saidu Suleiman, Nuhu told our Correspondent that the rains led to River Osugu overflooding its embankment and destroyed many houses, including a part of the correctional centre.

Efforts to speak with correctional officers proved abortive as they refused to speak on the situation.

Sources close to the prison service however disclosed that about 100 of the inmates who escaped have been rearrested by the security agents.

The Correspondent who visited the correctional director general’s office did not meet anyone in the office.


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