5 of Escapee Inmates in Kogi Prison Recaptured

The Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has
confirmed that five of the 13 inmates who escaped from
Koton Karfe prison in the early hours of Saturday has been
This is contained in a statement issued by the
spokesperson of the Service, Francis Enobore, and made
available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.
The statement said Mr. Ja’afaru confirmed the re-arrest of
the inmates when he made an on-the-spot assessment of
the prison.
It said the five pre-trial detainees among escapees were
re-captured with the assistance of other security agencies
and local vigilante groups, adding that have been returned
to the prison.
It said the Controller-General had constituted a three-man
panel to carry out detailed investigation into the
circumstances surrounding the escape and forward the
report to his office for necessary action.
The C-G assured that appropriate measures were being put
in place to address congestion in prisons particularly
among prisoners awaiting trial in line with the reform
agenda of the Federal Government.
The C-G stated that security arrangement is being
strengthened in and around prison facilities across the
country to forestall future occurrence.
The 180- capacity all male prison facility inaugurated in
2014 accommodated 263 inmates as at the time of the

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