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

October 28, 2019
52 Views

flood

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.

Source;Punch

You may be interested

BBNaija: Lucy & Nengi blast each other (video)
News
1 views
News
1 views

BBNaija: Lucy & Nengi blast each other (video)

Webby - August 10, 2020

<!-- Nengi and Lucy --> Nengi and Lucy By Jennifer Okundia 2020 Big Brother Naija Housemates Nengi and Lucy are…

Inter Vs Leverkusen: Moses Eyes 5th Europa Goal, 10th Start
News
7 views
News
7 views

Inter Vs Leverkusen: Moses Eyes 5th Europa Goal, 10th Start

Webby - August 10, 2020

Victor Moses will be looking to score his fifth goal in what will be his 13th Europa League appearance when…

NFF Send Birthday Wishes To Ex-Eagles Midfield Star Ekpo At 51
Sports
4 views
Sports
4 views

NFF Send Birthday Wishes To Ex-Eagles Midfield Star Ekpo At 51

Webby - August 10, 2020

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo who clocked 51…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.