The Ghanaian government has affirmed of its commitment to preventing the influx of the reported 1800 prison inmates that escaped Owerri correctional center, Imo State
Ghana Comptroller-General of Immigration, Kwame Asuah Takyi, has directed all Border Control Commanders to be on high security alert not to allow them entrance to Ghana.
A statement signed on his behalf, by the Deputy Comptroller-General in charge of operations and command post, Mr Laud Affrifah, reads; “I am directed to bring the incident to the attention of all controls. You are to inform officers and men under your command to take note, and be on high security alert to prevent the entry of the criminal escapees from entering the country. Treat as urgent and act accordingly.”
Lately, more than 1800 prison inmates escaped from Owerri (correctional center) prison in Imo state, Southeast Nigeria, after heavily armed thugs attacked the prisons.
” The armed men found their way into the prisons, engaged guards in a gun battle and freed inmates,” the National correction authority said in a statement.
The raid reportedly led to the death of one inmate. The security officers, however, repelled attack on the armoury at the prison; in the act, a police officer sustained injury, while the station was razed.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News