By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
Attempts jailbreak by inmates of the Sapele Correctional Center, in Sapele local government area, Delta State, was yesterday foiled by a combined team of men of the Nigeria Prison Service, Police and DSS.
It was gathered that the inmates were allegedly protesting against the lack of food, water and poor treatment by the officials of the Sapele Correctional Center and in process set part of the facility on fire in attempts to escape from the centre.
As at the time of filing this report, some building in Sapele Correctional Center was still on fire, while security men have surrounded the facility to check possible escape of the inmates in what was described as a botched jail break.
“Fire service van was seen driven in and with several security men on the ground, the prisoners have so far refused to calm down.” A source added.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, however, denied the incident but added that there was an attempt by the inmates to protest but the presence of the police who got wind of their plans prevented them from the protest.