Apprehension as prisoner escapes from Benin prisons

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin 

There is palpable anxiety following the escape of an unnamed prison inmate from the Oko Medium Prison in Benin City on Wednesday. 

The prisoner was said to have escaped early morning from the court where he was taken to attend his trial. 

The unidentified inmate, escaped from the watchful eyes of prisons officials who took him and other inmates to court. 

Spokesman of the Edo State Command of the Nigerian Prison Services (NPS), Mr Aminu Suleiman declined comments when his views were sought on it. 

The spokesman who could neither denied nor confirm the report, said he was not in a position to speak on the issue.

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