Naija Daily Facts
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
ONDO JAIL BREAK: 49 prison inmates rearrested – Official
Nigerian authorities have rearrested 49 of 175 prison inmates who escaped from their
city jailhouse after it was attacked by gunmen, a spokesman of the Nigerian Prisons Service said on Monday.
“Forty-nine of the prisoners out of the 175 who escaped from the Akure prison yesterday (Sunday) have been recaptured,” Ope Fatinikun told AFP.
The heavily-armed gunmen attacked
in Akure, capital of southwestOndo state, early on Sunday and freed the prisoners, he said.
None of the assailants have
are underway to unravel all the circumstances surrounding the
no further details.
showed footage of the hole in the prison wall through which the prisoners escaped as well as some bullets
on the floor
Officials and local human rights activists say that more than 35,000 of Nigeria’s about 50,000 prisoners are awaiting trial and they are kept in harsh conditions, including poor feeding.
The prison cells across the country are overcrowded while
around the jailhouses is inadequate.
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