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NCoS releases identities of escaped Suleja Prison inmates

NCoS releases identities of escaped Suleja Prison inmates

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has made public the names and photographs of inmates who recently escaped from the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Suleja , Niger State.

This incident occurred on April 24 when heavy rainfall caused a structural damage, leading to the escape of 118 inmates.

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, minister of interior, restated the age and fragility of the prison walls as a primary factor in their collapse.

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“Obviously, we can see the walls are actually old. Unfortunately, there are certain responsibilities that we must deal with,” Tunji-Ojo stated.

He assured of the Federal Government determination to prevent such incidents in the future and commitment to ensuring the security and rehabilitation of inmates within the correctional system.

As efforts to recapture the fugitives continue, Abubakar Umar, NCoS spokesperson announced that 23 of the escapees have been recaptured.

The NCoS has now published the names and images of 18 remaining fugitives on its website to solicit public assistance in locating them.

The list includes Ogbonna Kingsley, Auwal Mohammed, Mustapha Ibrahim, Suleiman Sani, Raphael Kelly, Abdullahi Babangida, Idris Bashir, Umar Mustapha, Ayuba Obedience, Lamido Gambo, Garba Fidelis, Mohammed Jibrin, Sylvester Allison, Albert Israel, Edoga Okwudili, Olaiya Stephen, Ibrahim Aminu, and Audo Usman.

Authorities urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals to contact the service immediately.