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More than 80 inmates voluntarily returned to Imo Detention Center

More than 80 inmates voluntarily returned to Imo Detention Center

More than 80 inmates of the Owerri Correctional Center in Imo State have returned to the center.

It is reported that gunmen attacked the reformatory on Monday, March 5, and released 1,844 inmates.

Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola promised during a visit to the center on Tuesday 6 April that the federal government would grant any returning inmates an amnesty.

In an interview with DailyTrust on Wednesday, April 7, the center's public relations officer, Mr Joe Madugba, said that more than 80 inmates had 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 honorable minister to grant them amnesty from the crime of jailbreak.” he said

He said that the center is still expecting more detainees to return. 

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