Five escapee prisoners in Koton Karfe prison recaptured

Five escapee prisoners in Koton Karfe prison recaptured
August 01 06:44 2016

The Controller-General of Prisons,
Ja’afaru Ahmed, has confirmed
that five of the 13 prisoners who
escaped from Koton Karfe prison
in the early hours of Saturday has
been re-arrested.

This is contained in a statement
issued by the spokesperson of the
Service, Francis Enobore, and
made available to newsmen on
Sunday in Abuja.
The statement said Mr. Ja’afaru
confirmed the re-arrest of the
inmates when he made an on-the-
spot assessment of the prison.

It said the five pre-trial detainees
among escapees were re-captured
with the assistance of other
security agencies and local
vigilante groups, adding that have
been returned to the prison.
It said the Controller-General had
constituted a three-man panel to
carry out detailed investigation
into the circumstances
surrounding the escape and
forward the report to his office
for necessary action.

The C-G assured that appropriate
measures were being put in place
to address congestion in prisons
particularly among prisoners
awaiting trial in line with the
reform agenda of the Federal
The C-G stated that security
arrangement is being
strengthened in and around
prison facilities across the country
to forestall future occurrence.
The 180- capacity all male prison
facility inaugurated in 2014
accommodated 263 inmates as at
the time of the jailbreak.