228 inmates escape in Kogi

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228 Prison inmates have escaped from Koton Karfe custodial centre in Kogi state after the building collapsed due to flooding.

The General of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr, Jafar Ahmed cmade this known while speaking with newsmen in Koton Kafe.

Flood occasioned by heavy downpour on Monday morning aided the prisoners escape from the Medium Federal Prisons, Kotonkarfe, Kogi local government area of Kogi State. It was gathered that the ensuing flood from the torrential rain submerged the prisons and caused destruction to the structures.

Ahmed said there were 228 inmates at the centre at the time of the incident and that due to the flood, the prison was not habitable at present.

He also stated that more than a hundred of the inmates have been rearrested and were being transferred to other prison facilities in the state.

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