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Six escape from Delta juvenile remand home

 Six inmates have escaped from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development Remand Home and Detention Centre in Sapele, Delta State.

The inmates, all male with age ranging from 14 to 17 years, were said to have escaped from the home along Abeke Road in Sapele in the early hours of Wednesday.

A source at the home told PUNCH Metro that the inmates escaped around 12.30am in what seemed to be an orchestrated plot.

He said, “I think it was a carefully planned escape by the six inmates. If you look inside, you will find out that an iron bar was used to shift the burglar-proof bars to create space for their escape.

“Though the burglar-proof bars were old and rusty before the net was ripped open, I think they chose night so that they could escape without being noticed before dawn.

“It is still unknown how the iron bar was smuggled in, because with the new security presence in the facility, one would have thought it was impossible to have that kind of tool to plan their escape. If not for the swift intervention of security men and vigilantes, the remaining inmates would have also escaped.”

Our correspondent gathered that the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, contacted the Sapele Divisional Police Officer, who then called other security agencies for intervention after the incident happened.

The remand home was said to be housing 14 inmates, with 13 males and one female.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onowakpoyeya, on Thursday confirmed the incident.

She said, “Yes, six inmates escaped this early morning. The command is doing everything possible to find them.”     ,,

Bibiyobra: Friday, 30 October 2020 at 10/30/2020 12:40:00 pm


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