Four Inmates Die In Foiled Kaduna Jailbreak Amid Coronavirus Scare

LAGOS APRIL 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Nigerian Correctional Service in Kaduna says four inmates have died in an attempted jailbreak on March 31.

The Comptroller, Kaduna command, Sanusi Danmusa, said in a statement that the inmates attempted jailbreak when some of them demanded their release over fears of contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the cells.

“The attention of the NCoS, Kaduna State command has been drawn to some malicious publications by a section of the media in respect of the attempted jail-break,” Mr Danmusa said.

“This attempted jailbreak was carried out by a section of the condemned convict cell in the custodial centre.

“This press release is necessary to assure the public that the command and indeed the Service are not trying to hide any fact as purported by a section of the press, especially when life is involved.

“Four inmates later died in the hospital from the injuries sustained during the chaos that ensued, while being restrained by the custodial officers from breaking jail.

“For the avoidance of doubt, all the deceased inmates were from the condemned section of the custodial centre where the jailbreak occurred,” he said.

Danmusa, however, said a comprehensive investigation has commenced on the directive of the comptroller general, Ja’afaru Ahmed.

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