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Aregbesola offers amnesty to Owerri fleeing inmates

by Salami Azeez

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has appealed to all prisoners that escaped from Owerri Correctional Centre to return or face the consequences.

He described the Owerri prison attack as the worst in recent history.

Aregbesola, who was also in the state to inspect the level of damage at the Custodial Centre, said those who voluntarily return would be given amnesty.

He recalled during the #EndSARS protest, custodial centres in Edo, Ondo and Osun states were attacked while they attempt to attack that of Lagos was repelled.

He regretted the targeting of custodial centres in recent times, saying the Federal Government would soon roll out adequate measures to protect them.

Aregbesola vowed that those who perpetrated the attack would be apprehended and prosecute, stating: “We will surely get them wherever they are.”

He ordered the relocation of Owerri Recreational Club and other structures posing a security threat to the premises of the Owerri Custodial centre.

Aregbesola, who was taken around the facility by the Deputy Comptroller of Correctional Service in charge of Owerri Custodial Centre, Oduntan Seye Olukoya, expressed surprise that a club should be situated adjacent the facilities where club members have unhindered access to the premises of the custodial centre.

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