Inmate ‘mysteriously’ escapes from Sapele Correctional Centre

The Sapele Correctional Centre, Delta State has been beefed up by security personnel after an inmate identified as Paul Michael escaped from the facility.

It was gathered that the inmate escaped mysteriously at the weekend, a day after the new Controller of the State Corrections, Mr. Raymond Neagu resumed office in the state.

According to Punch, Michael was accused of killing one Kelly Onojaiyefe, a furniture apprentice in Oghara town in Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s spokesperson, Mr. Ikechukwu Iloba, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, June 5 in Asaba, said the command was still wondering how the accused escaped, despite the tight security at the Sapele Correctional Centre.

“The Controller is peeved by the development and has immediately launched investigations over the incident,” he stated.

“The Command will not sweep the matter under the carpet as Controller General Zone G had ordered investigations into the escape to know the remote and immediate cause of the incident.

“The Controller has set up an investigative team and he is the Chairman of the team under the instructions of Controller General Zone G and whoever is found culprit will be sanctioned accordingly.”

Iloba said the command has sent out a search team to capture the escapee anywhere, and any day, saying that
there is no cause for alarm.

He noted that the controller had details squadron commander who is being armed to fortify the centre pending when the investigation is completed.


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