Jail break: Six escaped inmates recaptured

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– Six out of the 13 prisoners that escaped from the Koton-Karfe prison in Kogi state have been captured

– Ja’afaru Ahmed,the controller-ceneral of Prisons, were recaptured with the assistance of other security agencies

– He said he had set up a panel to carry out detailed investigation into the circumstances surrounding the escape

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Six out of the 13 prisoners that escaped from the Koton-Karfe prison in Kogi state have been recaptured.

Accordind to The Punch, Ja’afaru Ahmed,the controller-ceneral of Prisons, disclosed that six pre trial detainees were recaptured with the assistance of other security agencies and local vigilante groups, adding that they had been returned to the prison.

Ahmed, who visited the Koton-Karfe prison on an on-the-spot assessment of the incident, confirmed that 13 inmates escaped from the prison on Saturday, July 31. Comprising 10 pre-trial detainees and three convicts, according to a statement on by the Prison Service spokesman, Francis Enobore.

The controller said he had set up a panel to carry out detailed investigation into the circumstances surrounding the escape and forward the report to his office for necessary action.

He gave the assurance that appropriate measures were being put in place to address congestion in prisons, particularly among awaiting trial prisoners in line with the reform agenda of the Federal Government.

Ahmed further stated that security arrangement is being strengthened in and around prison facilities across the country to forestall future recurrence.

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This was the third jailbreak recorded in Koton Karfe prison between 2010 and 2013.

Meanwhile, a female prison warder has been arrested after she was caught smuggling alcohol to prisoners in Kirikiri Maximum prison.

The warder who was attached to the Kirikiri female prison in Lagos has been dismissed following investigation that revealed that she committed the offence.

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