Gov. Obaseki gives fleeing inmates 48 hours to return
Gov. Obaseki gives fleeing inmates 48 hours to return to the state’s correctional facilities following the escape of over 1000 prison inmates on Monday
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, the governor said the inmates must return by Friday 23 October or the government will come after them
We know some of the inmates have been released but we appeal to all inmates who have escaped to come back on their own before the close of business on Friday. They should report themselves back as nothing will be done to them but failure to do that, we will come after them as we have their records.”
He also noted that this action was not in the spirit of #EndSARS protests but purely a criminal act. The protesters were focused on reforming the police system
This is not in the spirit of #ENDSARS protests. The protesters were focused on reforming the police system not to destroy prisons and release inmates. You can tell that there was some criminal intention behind these acts.
We condemn the act wholeheartedly and even the #ENDSARS protesters have joined us in condemning this act. Government can’t sit down, fold its hands and allow a breakdown of law and order in our society because everyone will be affected.
According to Babayo Maisanda the Controller of Correctional Services in the state, the total number of escapees are 1,818
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