Prisons provide update on Charles Okah escape saga

Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Saturday night said contrary to speculations that there was a jail break in Kuje Medium Security Prison and that Charles Okah had escaped from lawful custody, the prisoner “is still in the prison, safe and sound”.

Its spokesman, DCP Francis Enobore, in a statement explained that two inmates escaped from the prison at about 1930hrs, though not through jail break.

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He noted that the inmates in question were awaiting trial for culpable homicide and had no relationship with Charles Okah as being speculated.

“Efforts are on in collaboration with sister security agencies and relevant bodies to recapture the fleeing prisoners,” Enobore added.

“The Controller General of Prisons, apart from immediately dispatching a team to the Prison to carry out preliminary investigation, was also personally on ground to have a first hand information about the incident.

“He directed the team to do a thorough job and expeditiously too in order to establish the circumstances surrounding the escape noting that any staff found culpable would be made to face the full wrath of the law”, he added.



  1. So much secrecy around here. The other time there was jail break in America, everywhere was inundated with the news until their eventual capture. You can be sure we won’t hear anything on this after a while now. So sad

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