Confusion: Six Inmates Leave the Delta Detention Center
At least six inmates between the ages of 14 and 17 escaped detention.
Prisoners fled their home on demand / from the Sapele, Delta State Detention Center for Women and Social Development
The inmates (all men) reportedly fled the juvenile home on Abeke Street in Sapele early in the morning.
A source at the detention center, who asked not to be named, told Vanguard that the inmates escaped around 12:30 am, which was apparently organized.
“I think it was carefully planned by six prisoners, if you look inside, you will find that the thieves’ bars used an iron bar to make way for them to escape, although the thieves bars were old and rusty before the attack the network was torn, it seems they chose the night to hide until dawn.
“It was not yet known how the tool used in their escape was smuggled in, because given the new security presence at the facility, one would think it would be impossible to have this kind of tool to plan their escape, and if it were not due to the rapid intervention of the security forces and vigilantes, the remaining detainees would have fled, ”the source said.
Vanguard learned that Delta State Police Commissioner Hafiz Inuwa had contacted Sapele police officers, who in turn contacted other security forces. Five of the detainees were accommodated and six escaped. who decided to stay.
The remand prison is said to hold 14 inmates, 13 of whom are men, and the only girl is housed in the women’s wing of the detention center.
However, the names of the escaped inmates could not be established at the time of publication.
By contacting the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovakpoya confirms the escape of the teenagers: “6 detainees fled early this morning and we are doing everything to find them,” he said.