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Published On: Wed, Feb 19th, 2014

Security beef up over foiled jail break in Benin

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From Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

Security has been beefed across all prisons formations in Edo State through the joint effort of the Nigerian Prisons Service and other Security agencies.

This followed foiled jail break which occurred Tuesday night, shortly after Edo State local government election petitions tribunal ended its ruling on Esan North East local government.

Some inmates on awaiting trial at the central prison, Sapele road reportedly outpaced the prison armed guards before scaling over 24 feet perimeter fence, compelling motorists and other road users to scamper for safety.

It was gathered that the alarm raised by residents at the neighbourhood attracted the attention of the armed mobile policemen attached to the court who fired volleys to restore normalcy.

Some of the inmates who went nude in disguise were said to have sustained minor injuries have been arrested according to police source.

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