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Fifteen inmates escape from Nsukka Prison

11 August 2016, 09:17

Abuja - No fewer than 15 inmates are reported to have escaped from Nsukka Prison in Enugu State while the area was under the cover of darkness.

According to a Vanguard report, a source has revealed that the inmates escaped through the fence surrounding the perimeter of the facility after exiting their cells and scaling the wall.

Also read: NPS confirms jailbreak at Kuje Prisons

Meant to contain 180 prisoners in total, Nsukka Prison is said to currently house approximately 500 inmates compacted into the tiny prison yard.

Okonkwo Lawrence Okonkwo, Officer in Charge at the Prison, has since confirmed the development but refused to provide further commentary on the matter, Punch reports.

Read more at Vanguard

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