Over 80 inmates who escaped from the Owerri Custodial Centre in Imo State have voluntarily returned. This comes a day after Minister of Interior Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola, promised that the Federal government will grant any returnee inmate amnesty.
Recall that gunmen attacked the correctional center on Monday, March 5, and freed 1844 of the inmates.
In an interview with Daily Trust on Wednesday, April 7, the Public Relations Officer of the Centre, Mr. Joe Madugba, said 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.