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Osun Jailbreak Attempt: 4 Inmates Immobilized, 2 Killed – Officials


Nigerian Correctional Centre, Osun State Command has said that normalcy has been restored in Ile-Ife Custodial Centre Osun State following attempted jailbreak on Tuesday.

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DSC Olusola Adeotan Osun Command’s Public Relations Officer on behalf the State Controller of Corrections on Wednesday said that
at about 1148 hours, during a routine open-out of inmates for daily exercises, the inmates in a particular cell attacked the officers on duty and succeeded in breaking out more inmates from other cells.

” Having overpowered the officers due to their large number, surged to the main gate in a bid to break out from jail.

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” While the officers trapped within the yard where being manhandled, the ensuing confrontation between the escaping inmates and the armed personnel on guard duty resulted in four (4) of the inmates being imobilised.

“They were taken to the hospital for medical attention. Two (2) of the injured inmates later lost their lives while the remaining 2 are still in the hospital responding to treatment.” He further said.

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The statement pointed out that Controller of Corrections, Olanrewaju Amoran was on ground to assess the situation.

He assures members of the public that the inmates are in safe custody and normalcy has returned to the yard while investigation is ongoing.

” The Controller, on behalf of Controller Genera of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, appreciates other sister security agencies, for their swift response to support officers and men of the Service”.


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