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
re-arrested.
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
jailbreak.
(NAN)

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