Fifteen inmates escaped yesterday Tuesday night, from Nsukka prison in Enugu State, PREMIUM TIMES reports.
The Comptroller of Nsukka Prisons, Lawrence Okonkwo, confirmed the jailbreak explaining that inmates opened the cell and scaled the fence, but gave no further details.
“We are expecting the Enugu State Prisons controller, Mr. Isaiah Amateur in Nsukka prisons so that we briefed him on what happened last night.”
“He will be the one to tell the public number of inmates that escaped, re-arrested ones and efforts put in place to arrest those still on the run.”
However, two of the escaped inmates were re-arrested Wednesday morning by security agents.