The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has extended the ultimatum period for the return of escaped prisoners from the Benin prison extended by one week.
On Monday, October 19, the White House prison in Benin, was broken in to by thugs as some of the prisoners escaped.
In reaction to the jailbreak, Governor Obaseki had given the inmates until Friday to return back to their respective jail holding.According to Obaseki, a good number of the prisoners have returned and the extension is to encourage others to return back to the prison.
In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, the governor said this was the outcome of a Security Meeting held with heads of security agencies in the state.
“The extension of the ultimatum is as a result of the positive response from the prisoners, as a good number of them have since returned to the two correctional facilities. The new window is to allow more prisoners to return to the centres willingly,” Crusoe Osage said.