Contrary to the information that circulated that the suspected mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombings, Charles Okah, has escaped from Kuje Prison in Abuja on Friday night, did not escape prison, the Nigerian Prisons Service said.
“It is not true (that he escaped),” the spokesperson for the Nigerian Prisons Service, Francis Enobore, told Premium Times.
“He is there (Kuje prison) hale and hearty. The comptroller of prisons in charge of the FCT was there less than 30 minutes ago and he saw him there. I spoke to the controller.”
Mr. Enobore however admitted that there was an “incident” at the prison on Friday night.
“Yes there was an incident yesterday, but Henry Okah was not involved,” he said. The Comptoller pf prisons has ordered an investigation and that is going on. We want to know if anybody escaped and if yes, what are their identities.”
Mr. Enobore promised to provide updates once the preliminary investigation is ready.
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