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The Nigerian Correctional Service has released the names and photos of some of the inmates who escaped from the Owerri Custodial Centre in Imo State on Monday 5th April 2021.
The Eastern Updates had reported that 1,884 inmates were freed when the centre was attacked by gunmen in the early hours of Monday.
In a statement on Wednesday the Controller of Correction Center’s Public RelatiosnOfficer (PRO), Francis Enobore, revealed that some of the escaped inmates returned voluntarily while some were recaptured.
Giving an update he said, ‘As at 1550hrs today, 7th April 2021, the Centre has recovered a total of 48 inmates who escaped in the wake of the invasion thus increasing the number of inmates presently in custody to 84, including those that resisted the temptation to escape during the attack. Among the escapees, 11 were recaptured by men of the 211 Nigerian Airforce Base, Owerri while others either came back on their own volition or were returned by their relations, traditional rulers and religious leaders”.
However, the service has now released names and photos of some of the inmates who are still at large.
‘Faces of persons who escaped from Owerri Custodial Centre, Imo State. Please note that more photographs of the escapees on the way and efforts are on to get clear pictures for the black spaces,’ the NCS said in a tweet.
See photos of some of the Inmates below.