Five inmates electrocuted in Ikoyi prison

FIVE inmates have been electrocuted in the Ikoyi prison on Monday, according to the prison authorities

The minister of interior confirmed the incident in Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos in a release issued by the press officer Jane Osuji on Monday, in a series of tweets on the ministry’s official Twitter handle.



    “The attention of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been drawn to an electrocution incidence at the Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos,” the statement reads.

    The ministry will in the next few hours share a comprehensive update on the incidence as directive was given by the minister on a quick investigation into the root cause.

    Many other inmates are said to be battling for their lives in a Lagos hospital.

    Aregbesola has commiserated with the victims of the incidence and ordered immediate medical attention for those affected.


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