The Nigerian Correctional Service on Monday disclosed the 107 inmates that escaped from the Owerri facility have either returned or been arrested.
The development was confirmed by the spokesman of NCS, Francis Enobore, on Monday. He noted that more inmates would return with the release of the fleeing inmates’ photographs and bio-data.
When asked if a bounty would be placed on over 3,000 fleeing inmates nationwide, he stated that it was not his decision to make but left with the authorities.
Enobore said, “This is the approach we are giving it – we are soliciting the assistance of the public to help us re-arrest these people. Otherwise, they are potential dangers to everybody. I want to tell you that this approach is paying off.”
“As of this morning, the figure of returned inmates in Imo has risen to 107. Some voluntarily came back and some were arrested by the security agencies. Earlier, 11 were arrested by the Nigerian Air Force. We have sent a message to them that remaining a fugitive for life does not pay. We have their details with us. The criminals just burnt ordinary papers in our office but their details are on our systems.”