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Identities of Inmates Who Escaped From Imo Prison Revealed

The names and pictures of some inmates who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Centre, Imo state, have been released.

Recall that some gunmen on Monday attacked the Imo Police Command Headquarters and the federal prison, releasing over 2,000 prisoners during the attack.

Vehicles and part of some buildings within the two federal facilities were set ablaze by the hoodlums.

In a series of tweets via its Twitter handle on Friday, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) released the first batch of prisoners who escaped from the center in Owerri.

The service released the names and pictures of 36 of the escaped inmates, adding that more photographs of the escapees on the way and efforts are on to get clear pictures for the black spaces.

The tweet reads: “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.”

However, as of Thursday, 78 of the escaped persons were said to have been found.

During a visit to the facility in Owerri, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, had said inmates who returned voluntarily will not face sanctions for escaping from custody, but added that those who decided otherwise would be prosecuted.