Jailbreak in Ogwashi-Uku prison
BY Austin Ogwuda
OGWASHI-UKU in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State is in the news again after the kidnap of the mother of the Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. This time, following a jail break reported at the Federal Prisons, Ogwashi-Uku.
Three inmates were reported to have escaped.
Circumstances leading to the escape of the inmates were still sketchy at press time.
However, state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Famous Ijieh, said: “It was a minor incident. We will get them. We have the pictures of the three escapees and are already in search of them.”
A major jail break occurred at that same prison in 2005, during which four of the escaping inmates were killed in the bid to re-arrest them.