JAILBREAK: You have just three days to return, Obaseki tells fleeing inmates


Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has given the inmates who escaped from the Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre, Sapele Road, and the Oko Medium Security Correctional Centre up till Friday, October 23 to return voluntarily or face the wrath of the law.

According to several reports, some hoodlums who high jacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest in the state had on Monday attacked the two Correctional Centres and freed the inmates after unleashing terror on the facilities, its personnel, and their properties, mostly, vehicles.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the governor gave the three-day ultimatum in Benin on Wednesday, October 21, while on an assessment tour of the facilities in the company of the Controller of Correction, Edo State Command, Babayo Maisanda, who announced that six out of the 1,993 inmates who escaped during the jailbreaks had voluntarily returned.