Ondo jailbreak: Group faults police claim on rearrested inmates

A group , Ondo Awareness Security
Network (OASN), has faulted the claim by
Ondo State Police Command that 54
fleeing inmates of the Olokuta Medium
Security Prisons in Akure were rearrested
on Monday.
The group, which had early blamed the
attack on the prison facility on security
lapses in the state caused by the police,
charged the security operatives to parade
the arrested criminals before newsmen to
prove their claim.
According to a statement on Wednesday
by its chairman, Sola Odundun, OASN said
the state police command was only trying
to impress the Inspector General of Police
over the prison attack by calming that
some of the fleeing criminals were
“This claim is total falsehood as we believe
only a few of the prisoners who are still
loitering around the prison yard were
taken back into their cells, and not any of
the fleeing criminals.
“We believe this is the correct situation on
ground as at today (Wednesday) since
neither the police nor the prison authority
has further record any success since the
last calm.
“We thereby urged the Inspector General
of Police and his counterpart in the Prison
Services to investigate the calm and set up
a special search team on the trail of the
fleeing criminals,” the statement said.
Some gunmen numbering about 30 had on
Sunday invaded the Olokuta Medium
Security Prisons, freeing 175 inmates after
using explosive devices suspected to be
dynamite to pull down the wall of the
prison yard.
Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer
(PPRO), Wole Ogodo, said on Wednesday
no further arrest has been made since the
last announcement, promising to contact
our correspondent for further brief on the
search operation.
Ogodo said the search operation the
fleeing criminals is still on-going and
poised to record more arrest.

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