About 80 fleeing inmates return to Imo correctional centre

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Nigerian Correctional Service has disclosed that over 80 inmates who escaped from the Owerri Custodial Centre have voluntarily returned, reports claim

“On Tuesday, about 17 of them returned, and on Wednesday, we saw more than 20 of them return,” it was claimed.

“But they are mainly those on awaiting trial, those who have less prison term and those who are about to complete their terms, have returned so far.” The report added.

About 42 inmates had returned on Monday evening, bringing the total number of returnees to 80.

The report disclosed that none of the hardened and condemned prisoners (HCI) who escaped has returned.

Gunmen, whom the police said were members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had attacked the Correctional facility and freed 1,844 inmates on Monday.

It is expected that with the amnesty announced by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, more of the prisoners would return.

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