Friday, September 17, 2021
JAIL BREAK/PROTEST

ONE FEAR DEAD AS END SARS PROTESTERS BREAK INTO BENIN PRISON

At least One persons have been reportedly killed while over twenty inmates are said to have escape from the Benin prison amidst gun dwell between the armed squared of prison officials and hoodlums who took advantage of the end SARS protest to perpetrate crime

The hoodlums started gathering along Sapele Road beside the prison as early as 6:30 in the morning, setting bonfires, sending back motorists and pedestrians as well as chanting anti-government songs

Trouble started when the protesting hoodlums in their hundresd, forced their way into the prison through a cracked wall, while others climed the perimeter fence laced with security wire into the prison yard.

The situation took a different twist when the hoodlums tried to break the major entrance gate of the prison in order to free more inmates, resulted to a bloody cross fire between the armed guard of the prison and the hoodlums

The development however led to the death of one persons while some inmates where seen escaping from the prison yard through the gate and fence

Many persons were said to have sustained injuries of various degree, as parts of the High Court 4 which is beside the prison was also vandalised

As at the time of this report one inmate has been recaptured while the lifeless body of the victim was yet to be evacuated

The Edo state, public Relations officer of Currectional Center, Mr Aminu Suleiman confirmed the attacked, but explained that the command will speak on the matter soon.

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