Oyo Jailbreak: Nigerian Correctional Service Releases Names And Photos Of Escapees


The Nigerian Correctional Service on Wednesday, October 27, released some names and images of 122 inmates who escaped from the Abolongo Custodial Centre in Oyo State.

The detainees were able to flee when unidentified gunmen assaulted the jail facility at 10 p.m. on Friday, October 22.

Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, said on Sunday that 446 of 907 escapees from the Abologo correctional institution in Oyo State had been apprehended by security forces.

“As at the last count, 446 of the escapees have been recaptured, leaving 392 still at large. We want to assure Nigerians that the service has an updated database of the escapees which includes their biometrics. We are sharing the database with all security agencies in the country including Interpol, so those who escape our recapture efforts can be nabbed,” the Minister stated.

“To those on the run, be assured you have nowhere to hide. You can run, but you can’t hide. We’ll fish you out! We are publishing details of those who escaped in the mass media so the public can assist in that effort.” he added.


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