13 Escape From Kogi Prison

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Thirteen inmates are believed to have escaped in a jailbreak that occurred at the Koton Karfe Prison in Kogi State on Saturday morning.

The prison has the capacity to accommodate 180 inmates but about 263 prisoners were being incarcerated in the facility as at the time of the jailbreak.




     

     

    The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reported that one of the escaped inmates was re-arrested almost immediately.

    It was gathered that Comptroller–General of the Nigeria Prison Service has sent a representative to prison to assess the situation.

    There had been two jailbreaks in the prison facility in 2010 and 2013 respectively before the prison was refurbished and reopened in 2014.

    Saturday’s jailbreak occurred about a month after two prisoners escaped in a jailbreak from a maximum security prison in Kuje, Niger State.

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