Governor Obaseki Extends Time, Gives Escaped Prisoners One Week To Return To Prison

The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki issued an ultimatum to inmates who escaped the Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre and Oko medium Security Correction Centre, it has now been extended to a week from the initial three days given previously.

In a statement issued on Friday by the governor’s special adviser on media and communication, the decision was made after a meeting with security heads in the state.

“The extension of the ultimatum is as a result of the positive response from the prisoners, as a good number of them have since returned to the two correctional facilities. The new window is to allow more prisoners to return to the centres willingly,” the statement quoted Obaseki as saying.





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