Breaking: Prison evacuates all inmates from Koton-Karfe yard over flood

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) Ja’afar Ahmed, has ordered that all the inmates, including the recaptured ones at the Koton-Karfe Prison yard in Kogi state be evacuated to a secured facility over the flood disaster that rocked the yard on Monday.

Our correspondent report that about 200 inmates were escaped from the yarc as a result of heavy flood that fell the wall of the prison yard early hour on Monday.

But when contacted for clarification, the NCS’s national Public Relation Officer, Frances Enobore, confirmed the flood disaster but denied that up to 200 inmates escaped from the Kogi facility.

According to Enobore, the total number of inmates at Koton-Karfe yard even before the incident was 227, adding that not all the inmates left the facility when the flood fell the wall.He revealed that his Comptroller General had visited the scene and ordered that all the inmates be evacuated.

“The good thing is that our Comptroller General has visited and saw the terrible condition of the prison. The yard is flooded with water. In fact, it is terrible situation as at the time we visited.

“I can also tell you that some of the inmates could not leave the facility because of the fear of being drown and some have even been recaptured.”

When asked to know where the inmates were taken too, the Prison’s spokesman refused to disclose.

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