Awka prisons jail break plot exposed

Plans by unidentified persons to cause a jail break in Awka Prison in Anambra State, to aid the escape of certain inmates has been exposed.
Daily Trust on Sunday gathered that some persons residing within the prison neighbourhood were enveloped with fear following news about the alleged jail break plot and that some were making arrangements to relocate their families to safer zones.
Sources said the plot may not be unconnected with some influential persons presently detained in the prison.
A source who craved anonymity said the authorities are aware of the plot. “We heard about the plan to cause a jail break and free some big men, who are currently under prosecution for murder,” he added.
When contacted, the Comptroller of Prisons, Anambra State, Ubaike Anthony, confirmed the news, saying the Awka prison had been under “subtle” attack for the past two weeks.
“Yes, I have heard that and we have been having restiveness in Awka prison for two weeks now, but we have been countering it. We are on top of the matter,” he said.
Awka prison, with a capacity of about 300 inmates is presently accommodating over 1000 inmates.



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