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Heavy Rains Aid 228 Escape From Prison

No fewer than 228 prisoners have reportedly escaped from the
Medium Federal Correctional Centre located in Koton Karfe, Kogi State.

Heavy downpour on Monday aided the escape of 228 prisoners
from the Medium Federal Correctional Centre located in Koton Karfe, Kogi
State.after the collapse of some parts of the Federal medium prison building
while many houses were submerged by the flood in the community.

It was reliably gathered that the rain started at about 2 am
on Monday, which created havoc leading to the destruction of some parts the
prison building, which gave way for the inmates to escape.

The acting Chief Imam of Koton-Karfi Karfi central mosque,
Saidu Suleiman Nuhu, who also spoke with our reporter, said river Osugu over
flooded its bank and destroyed so many houses including the prison, which led
to the escape of some inmates.

However, effort to speak with Prison officers, who visited
the scene proved abortive as every where was flooded but source close to the
Prison service disclosed that about 228 of the inmates who escaped only 100
have been rearrested by the security agents.

The source added that the Deputy Controller General of
Correctional Service Ahmed Jafaru had visited the place saying government will
put everything in place to re-arrest some inmate who are still at large.

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