The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has confirmed that there was a jailbreak in the Kuje maximum Prison on Friday where two Awaiting Trial inmates escaped.
The NPS Public Relations Officer, (PRO), Francis Enobore told our correspondent at the scene of that the incident was unfortunate.
He however, debunked the reports that a brother of Henry Okah, jailed leader of the Movement For The Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) Charles Okah escaped during the jailbreak.
Enobore said the Comptroller General of the NPS has ordered an investigation into what happened and vowed to bring to book any staff found wanting.
Other security operatives according to him, has been informed of the escape to enable quick action and help recapture the two escapees.
“it s not true, Charles Okah is still in safe custody in Kuje Madium security Prison.
“The Controller General himself came when the news was trending. I drove down here myself just to confirm what I was told.
“Actually yesterday we had an incident where two awaiting trial inmates escaped from custody. The CGP has already directed a preliminary investigation to be carried out. The officers doing the investigation are in the prison yard now combing everywhere to find out how they escaped.
“Throughout the night our armed men and other security personnel that were deployed to search the nearby bush around the prison unfortunately came back this morning but has not been able to find the two prisoners that escaped.
“I can tell you that we maintain good relationship with other security operatives in order to recapture the prisoners. CG has directed that detained account of what happened should be forwarded to his office soonest.
“And he has promised that any staff found wanting will not be speared and that such staff will be made to face the law. The two prisoners that escaped have no business with Charles Okah.”
Security has been intensified in the area when our correspondent visited the Kuje Prison.