KOGI JAIL BREAK: 13 Inmates Escape From Prision


13 inmates have escaped from custody in yet another Kogi Jail Break, the Koton Karfe prision in Kogi State has been a subject of previous attempts by inmates to break bounds.

Reports confirm that of the 13 inmates who escaped from the Medium Security facility, 3 were convicted criminals and 10 were awaiting trial, the incident occurred at about 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

The prisoners were said to have broken their cells and scaled the prison fence. The all-male prison facility which was inaugurated in 2014 has the capacity to accommodate 180 inmates.

Kogi Jail Break

However, it is reported that the facility was accommodating 263 inmates as at the time of the jailbreak on Saturday.

It was also gathered that one of the escaped inmates was re-arrested almost immediately by security agents.

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This is the third jailbreak recorded in Koton Karfe as the old prison facility witnessed similar jailbreaks in 2010 and 2013.

Kogi Prison Break

In previous jailbreaks 132 inmates escaped from the prison and majority were awaiting trials.

It was gathered that Comptroller–General of the Nigeria Prison Service immediately sent a representative to Koton Karfe to assess the situation.

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