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Six Nsukka jail break escapees re-arrested

12 August 2016, 09:40

Enugu - Six inmates that escaped from Nsukka prisons , Enugu state in the early hours of Tuesday morning have been re-arrested, Vanguard reports.

The number of inmates that escaped has allegedly risen to 25.

The inmates at the ‘F’ line of the prison yard apartment which serves as the awaiting trial male, ATM cell, conspired within themselves, with an alleged hand at the prison yard who smuggled in the ladder which the inmates used to scale the perimeter fence of the yard.

The inmates according to a prison source have for long been contemplating on how to perfect their escape as the ATM ‘F’ line was allegedly being used as punishment cell for inmates who are not in the good books of the officer in-charge of Nsukka prisons; while those in single cells allegedly enjoy the use of smart phones, ipads among others with the alleged compliance of both the officer in-charge and the chief discipline officer, CDO, of the prison yard.

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 News24.

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.

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 confirmed the development but refused to provide further commentary on the matter.

- News 24


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