Thirteen prison inmates have escaped from the Koton-Karfi Medium Prison along Opareke in Kogi State on Saturday morning after the prison wall collapsed. This incident is the third jailbreak in the last three weeks in the prison.
According to Punch, it was alleged that insiders could have facilitated the escape of the inmates.
The prison officials on duty opened some of the cells for the inmates to come out for their normal morning activities, only for the inmates to pull a section of the prison’s wall down and escape into a nearby bush.
One of the prison officials, who refused to identify himself, said four kidnappers were brought to the Koton-Karfi Prison on Friday afternoon. He added that the new inmates might have been responsible for the escape.
Efforts to speak with the Comptroller of Prison, Kogi State Command, Mr. Musa Maza, proved abortive.