According to reports, the Deputy Comptroller of Badagry Meduim Prisons, Mr Oye Famoyegun, on Friday confirmed that a vehicle conveying some prisoners to court in Lagos was involved in an accident.
There were reports of some prisoners escaping from a bus conveying them from Badagry to a court in Lagos.
Famoyegun said that the incident happened around Mile 2 in Amuwo Odofin Local Government area of Lagos State.
He, however, said that it was not an escape attempt as reported in some quarters, but an accident.
The deputy controller said that the driver conveying the prisoners to court rammed into a students union vehicle where about seven casualties were recorded.
“The driver conveying the prisoners was at fault because he rammed into a students union vehicle so there was an accident.
“There was nothing like prison break or attempt by prisoners to escape,’’ he said. Famoyegun, however, said that the situation had been brought under control and that the casualties were responding to treatment in hospital.