No fewer than 15 inmates were reported to have escaped from Nsukka Prison in Enugu state, in a successful jail-break on Tuesday night.
A reliable source in the prison told news sources that the carefully inmates broke their cells and scaled over the perimeter fence.
“Before prison officials on night duty knew what was happening, about 15 inmates had escaped,” the source said.
“We are expecting the Enugu state Prisons Controller, Mr Isaiah Amariri, in Nsukka prison so that we brief him on what happened last night.
“He will be the one to tell the public the number of inmates that escaped, re-arrested ones and efforts put in place to arrest those still on the run”, the source added.
The Controller of the prison, Mr Lawrence Okonkwo, further confirmed the jail break but declined to give the number of inmates that escaped.
“Yes there was a jail break last night in Nsukka prison but I am not in a position to say how many prisoners escaped.