The Nigeria Correctional Service, has said that 125 inmates who escaped from the Owerri Custodial Centre, have voluntarily returned to custody.

Over 1, 884 inmates of the Centre had fled during an attack on the facility by unknown gunmen on Easter Monday.

The NCS had said it had enlisted the services of Interpol to aid it track down the inmates.

Giving an update on the capture of the inmates, NCS spokesperson, Francis Enobore, said some of the returnee inmates were brought back by their parents and family members, after their data and picture had been published, which compelled them to return to custody since they knew they could not run forever.

He said “We have already reached out to the Interpol through the Nigeria Police Force. A lot of other international organisations are getting information from our website. Some organizations called to collect certain information from our website, we are working in synergy with them.

“Altogether, we have 125 inmates back in custody as at close of work yesterday (Friday).

“According to the Information I got, most of them are returning by themselves. All their pictures and data have been circulated everywhere, so they know there is no hiding place for them

“Some were brought back by their parents. We have also been reinforcing the message that instead of remaining a fugitive for life, it’s better they come back on their own”


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