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Prison authorities debunk rumours of jail break

19 February 2016, 18:00

Badagry -Oye Famoyegun, the Deputy Comptroller of Badagry Meduim Prisons, on Friday denied rumours that prisoners being conveyed to a court in Lagos escaped after their vehicle was involved in accident.

Famoyegun said that the incident happened around Mile 2 in Amuwo Odofin Local Government area of Lagos State He, however, said that it was not an escape attempt as reported in some quarters, but an accident.

Also read: 21 die in Abuja attempted jailbreak - DSS

The deputy controller said that the driver conveying the prisoners to court rammed into a students union vehicle where about seven casualties were recorded.

“The driver conveying the prisoners was at fault because he rammed into a students union vehicle so there was an accident.

“There was nothing like prison break or attempt by prisoners to escape,’’ he said.

Famoyegun, however, said that the situation had been brought under control and that the casualties were responding to treatment in hospital.

Source: Vanguard

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