Amnesty To Be Given To Inmates Who Voluntarily Returned To Prison After Imo Jail Break – FG Opens Up

The inmates who voluntarily returned to the jail after an attack was launched on the Imo State Correctional Center on Monday, April 5 could also be granted amnesty.

This replace was disclosed by the Minister of Inside Affairs,

Rauf Aregbesola saying the Federal Authorities is able to grant amnesty to the inmates who determined to return again to the jail after they had been launched.

He made this disclosure on Tuesday, April 6 whereas inspecting the center which was attacked. In accordance with him,

the Federal authorities is launching an in depth investigation to carry perpetrators discovered culpable to ebook.

He said:

“Unlawful escape from custody is a crime but government in its magnanimity will grant amnesty to prisoners who willfully return. They will no longer be charged with unlawful escape but only for the initial crimes that took them to prison. So we urge all escapees to return before they are caught on the run.”

Earlier on Monday, Ghgossip reported that six inmates have voluntarily returned after they escaped the correction facility in Owerri, Imo State. They willingly turned themselves in back to the prison.

The Nigerian Correctional Center noted that only 35 others refused to run away from the center. In a statement, John Mrabure said that about 1,844 inmates are still on the run. He begged citizens to provide useful information to help recapture the inmates who broke free.


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