Prison Warden Beats Inmates To Death In Kwara


On Thursday at the Oke Kura Prison in Ilorin, Kwara State, six inmates were reportedly beaten to death by prison wardens.

A top prison source claims that 11 other inmates were seriously injured during the fracas which occurred around 2pm.

It was learned that the inmates, who were in the condemned inmates’ cell, were angry at the quality of food that was served, they reportedly demanded to see the Controller of the prison to address their grievances.

When their request to speak to the authorities was shunned, the inmates opted to protest.

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A source said:

“The demand for improvement in food quality and quantity had been on for the past two months, but nothing was done.

“On Thursday, the inmates decided to protest. That was how the wardens went and got the arms squad. They entered into the prison and unleashed terror on the inmates, who were in the condemned cell.

“Five of them died there and one of the 12 casualties died at the hospital. The incident has caused tension in the prison as I speak with you.”

It was learned that the 11 other casualties were on “danger list” at the hospital where they were receiving treatment.

“There is a grand plan to cover up the incident in the prison,” he added.

The spokesperson for the Nigeria Prison Service, Francis Enobore, could not be reached on his phone. He had yet to respond to a text message sent to his line as of the time of filing this report.

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However, the Public Relations Officer of the Ilorin Prison who identified himself simply as Philip, denied the incident.

He said:

“How is it possible for warders to beat inmates to death? It is not true and no such thing happened. If you’re in doubt, come down to Ilorin, I will personally lead you to Oke Kura to see things for yourself.”