The executive Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki has given all inmates that escaped from the Benin Correctional Centre, Sapele road and Oko Medium centre until Friday to return back to the centres.
Obaseki who gave this warning during his visit to the correctional centres and other government institutions in the state said that escapee inmates who refuse to return before Friday will face the full wrath of the law.
Further warning that the government would not sit back and watch hoodlums operate in such manners, Obaseki said, “We condemn the act. Even the #End SARS protesters will join us in condemning this dastardly act. The government would not sit down and watch hoodlums operating in such a manner.
“The attacks on the security facilities were orchestrated by criminally minded people,”.
” We have given the inmates between now and Friday to report to the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Police, Benin for proper documentation,”.
Revealing that escapee inmate who voluntarily returned would be pardoned, Obaseki further said:
“Those who failed and are rearrested will be made to bear the full wrath of the laws.
“We are using this opportunity to appeal to all inmates in our Correctional Centres who have escaped to come back on their own before the close of business on Friday this week.
“You will agree with me that this prison attack is not Tuesday style of #End SARS protest. This is share criminality,”
“The protesters were focusing on reform of policing system in the country not to destroy government property, prisons and release inmates. So, you can tell that was criminal intention behind this act,”.
AllNews had on Monday revealed that the Edo State Governor declared a 24-hour curfew following the attack on the Correctional Centre in Benin that saw over 1,000 inmates escaping from the prison facility.