Inmates numbering about 80 of the Owerri Correctional center in Imo state have voluntarily returned to the center.
Recall that news broke out on Monday, March 5, that armed men attacked the correctional facility and freed 1844 of the inmates.
While paying a visit to the center on Tuesday, April 6, Nigeria’s Minister of Interior Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola, promised that the Federal government will grant any returnee inmate amnesty.
Speaking during an interview session with DailyTrust on Wednesday, April 7, the Public Relations Officer of the Centre, Mr. Joe Madugba, disclosed that over 80 inmates have returned between Tuesday and Wednesday.
“We have a total of 82 inmates right now. Remember that we have 36 that refused to escape and six that returned. Presently 40 others have joined them. They might have heeded the advice of the honourable minister to grant them amnesty from the crime of jailbreak.” he said
He said that the centre is still expecting more of the detainees to return.