Jailbreaks: Edo govt publishes details of escapee inmates

Jailbreaks: Edo govt publishes details of escapee inmates


The Edo State has published details of inmates who fled from Benin Custodial facility and Oko Medium Correctional Centre in Benin.

The facilities were attacked in October last year by suspected hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests, released convicts serving time for various crimes and persons on death row after looting the armoury of a nearby police stations.

The bio data of hundreds of the inmates including their names and photographs had been published and displayed at strategic locations in the State, excluded a few others who have either voluntarily returned or re-arrested by security agents and taken into prisons facilities.

The Managing Director Designate, Edo State Information Communication Technology Agency, Emmanuel Eweka, urged members of the public to provide useful information relating to the fleeing inmates to log into the portal: www.edostate.gov.ng/fugitives to submit their reports two months ago.

The development, followed the directive by the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki on the deployment of technology to ensure the re-arrest of the fleeing inmates and placing of up to N250,000 as reward for information leading to the re-arrest of the inmates.

In October last year, the the Governor, issued 21 days ultimatum to fleeing inmates to return to their Custodial centres else face the wrath of the law during his assessment visit to the breached prisons with heads of security security agencies in the State.

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  • Susan Osagiede
    April 2, 2021,

    Pls, we need names and photograph of these escapees so we can observe our locality well.


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