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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Hoodlums Attack Ondo Prison, Free 58 Inmates

Hoodlums have set free 58 inmates of the National Correctional Service centre in Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

A local government Secretariat, two police stations and INEC office in the area were not spared - the youths torched them before fleeing the scene.

A vehicle within the correctional centre premises was burnt while other items were destroyed.

The hoodlums overwhelmed the facility, sacked the Operatives and freed 58 inmates.

Earlier, 1,993 inmates escaped from Benin Correctional Centres as hoodlums using EndSARS protest as cover, stormed the facility.

On Ondo jail break, Spokesman of the NCS in the state, Ogundare Babatunde, said hoodlums stormed the centre at about 10.30am.

He said:  “When they first came, the security agencies around appealed to them not to carry out the attack, so they went back but later they reinforced, over a thousand of them, overwhelmed the soldiers and the NSCDC officer who are trying to stop them.

“They broke the wall of the place, they broke into four out of the six cells and burnt them down. They set ablaze the van on the premises and some of our machines were destroyed. They also forcefully released all the 58 inmates.”

He said the command has begun making efforts to capture the fleeing inmates

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