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Saturday, January 06, 2018

Nigerian Prison Service Still In Search Of Criminals Involved In December 2017 Prison Break

Nigeria Prisons Service is searching for hardened 28 criminals who are among those that escaped from prisons in a major jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene on December, 27.

The Controller General of Prisons, Mr Jaffaru Ahmed, who inspected facilities in IkotEkpene Prisons on Friday, attributed the jailbreak to lapses on the part of prison staff.

“About 40 inmates found their way out of Ikot Ekpene Prisonsin a broad daylight around 11.45 a.m.

“They took on the lapses that they saw, perhaps they have been planning it for a very long time and actualised it on December 27, 2017 when they saw the opportunity.

“The 28 that are at large are very hardened criminals; some of them are kidnappers awaiting trials, some are facing capital offences and therefore it is something to worry,” Ahmed said.

He lamented that those still at large supposed to be in custody to allow the other members of the society to live in peace.

He assured Akwa Ibom people and the entire nation that the fleeing inmates would soon be recaptured to face their trials.

He added that any staff found wanting would have to face the full wrath of the law.

He debunked insinuations from some quarters that the jailbreak was due to infringement on the fundamental rights of the inmates.

“These prisoners were not rioting because there was maladministration in the prison system, but they organised it in order to get freedom illegally. That was what actually happened.

“It was not that they were not being fed or given medical attention or not taken to court.

“Any insinuation anywhere, I state that investigation I haveh ere before me, that there was nothing than they took lapses on the part of staff and organised to escape.

”Ahmed commended the Akwa Ibom Government for the support given to the Nigeria Prisons Service and appealed for more.

He thanked other sister security agencies for their cooperation and sought for more to enable the service to recaptured the fleeing inmates, to ensure peace and tranquillity in the state.


  1. give up finding them jare, people wey de lagos by now.

  2. They should just forget it, no be one of them help them, abegi.

  3. Nigeria "Michael Scofield"sπŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

    All the best in their searchπŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ™‹


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