Contrary to speculations that there was a jail break in Kuje Medium Security Prison and that Charles Okah had escaped from lawful custody, prison authorities have confirmed that he is still in their custody.
This was contained in a statement by spokesman of the service, DCP Franscis Enobore.
He however confirmed that two inmates of the prison escaped at about 1930hrs.
He also insisted there was no jail break.
“The inmates in question were awaiting trial for culpable homicide and have no relationship with Charles Okah in whatever manner as is being speculated.
“Efforts are on in collaboration with sister security agencies and relevant bodies to recapture the fleeing prisoners.
“The Controller General of Prisons, apart from immediately dispatching a team to the Prison to carry out preliminary investigation, was also personally on ground to have a first-hand information about the incident. He directed the team to do a thorough job and expeditiously too in order to establish the circumstances surrounding the escape noting that any staff found culpable would be made to face the full wrath of the law,” the statement added.