The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has confirmed a Friday night jailbreak at the Kuje Minimum Prisons, but said it could not yet ascertain if any inmate escaped.
Specifically, the prisons authority said the alleged mastermind of the 2010 independence day bomb blast in Abuja, Charles Okah, is still in its custody contrary to fears that he escaped.
As a result of the incident, the Comptroller General of the Service, Ahmed Ja’afaru, has ordered an immediate audit of inmates at the facility. He has also ordered a probe into the immediate and remote cause of the incident. The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Francis Enobore told Sunday Vanguard that although “there was an ‘incident’ at the prison on Friday night but it has nothing to do with Charles Okah”.
“However, two inmates were reported to have escaped from the prison at about 1930hrs though not through jailbreak. The inmates in question were awaiting trial for culpable homicide and have no relationship with Charles Okah in what ever manner as it’s being speculated. Efforts are on in collaboration with sister security agencies and relevant bodies to recapture the fleeing prisoners.
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