There was a prison break in the Benin Prison popularly called White House, earlier today, as hoodlums broke into the premises and freed several inmates in one of the cells.
Prisoners escaped as hoodlums attacked the White House prison along Sapele Road in the City.
The armed squad of prison officials engaged the suspected hoodlums in gun fire which resulted some persons sustaining injuries.
Also destroyed was the High Court 4 which is beside the prison where the hoodlums vandalised
The hoodlums started gathering along Sapele Road beside the prison as early as 7 am setting bonfires and sending back road users.
They launched their attack when their number had swelled considerably, broke a part of the wall while some climbed the fence into the prison yard.
A few of the inmates escaped with gunshots while an elderly man was recaptured while walking away like a passerby.
In a video sighted by LailasNews, the inmates could be seen escaping the premises via the fence.
Watch a video from the incident below;
— Lailasnews.com (@Lailasnews_com) October 19, 2020