FG Releases Names, Photos of Inmates Who Escaped From Imo Prison

Following the jailbreak that occurred at a correctional centre in Owerri, Imo state, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) has released the names and pictures of some inmates who escaped from detention.

The NCS on Friday, April 9, via Twitter began to release the identities of the inmates in batches.

FG releases names, photos of inmates who escaped from Imo prison
The Nigerian Correctional Service has asked for the public to assist in the re-arrest of the fleeing inmates. Photo: @CorrectionsNg
Source: Twitter

So far, 45 of the escaped inmates have been unveiled. Kikiotolunews recalled that 1,884 inmates were freed when the centre was attacked by gunmen on April 5.

However, as of Thursday, April 8, about 78 of the escaped persons were said to have been found.

During a visit to the facility in Owerri, Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, had saidinmates who returned voluntary will not face sanctions for escaping from custody, but added that those who decided otherwise would be prosecuted.

FG releases names, photos of inmates who escaped from Imo prison

On his part, Hope Uzodimma, the governor of Imo, had condemned the attack and promised improved security around similar facilities across the state.

FG releases names, photos of inmates who escaped from Imo prison

He claimed that aggrieved politicians sponsored the recent attack on security facilities in the state.