Out Of 1900 Edo Prisoners Who Escaped, 25 Returns Again To Jail
Out of the 1,900 prisoners who escaped from Sapele Highway and Oko Correctional Centres in Benin Metropolis, Edo State final Monday, October 19, solely 25 inmates have surrendered to the authorities.
ThisDay reported that an official of the Sapele Highway Correctional Centre who disclosed this, additional revealed that one of many escapees had been recaptured after he was shot within the leg final Wednesday.
It was additional gathered that two out of the 25 inmates who returned had been inmates on the Oko Medium Correctional Centre alongside Airport Highway, Benin.
“The Division of State Safety, the police and officers of the Nigerian Correctional Companies will quickly start a manhunt for the runaway inmates instantly after a seven-day grace the state authorities gave them has elapsed.
“We now have a method of arresting runway prisoners. We are going to swing into motion as soon as the protest calms down nationwide. The sooner they return on their very own, the higher for them.
“Those that are rearrested will probably be retried and sentenced to additional seven years if convicted. So, it’s in their very own curiosity to return because the governor has given them additional one week of grace to take action.”
One of many inmates, Alex Ose who revealed why he returned to the correctional facility said that he has been awaiting trial since 2014 when he was arrested for armed theft in Benin.
The 40-year-old father of 4 and a taxi driver insisted that he was harmless and likewise expressed confidence that he will probably be vindicated by the courtroom.
“I’m harmless of the allegations in opposition to me. I used to be framed up. I’m interesting to Governor Obaseki to look into my case.
“I’ve each alternative to run, however selected to give up myself as a result of I’m not responsible. The governor ought to please look critically into my case.”