By Akpos Oghenetega,
About 6 inmates on Wednesday escaped from the ministry of women affairs and social development Remand Home and Detention Centre in Sapele, Delta State.
The inmates, all male with age ranging from 14 – 17 years were said to have escaped from the juvenile remand home along Abeke road in Sapele, at the early hours of the morning, however, five of the inmates chose to stay behind.
According to a source at the juvenile remand home, who spoke to us anonymously, said the inmates escaped at about 12:30 am early hours of this morning in what seems to be an orchestrated one.
“I think it was a carefully planned escaped by the 6 inmates, if you look inside, you will find out that an iron bar was used to shift the burglar bars to create space for their escape, though the burglar bars were old and rusty before the net was ripped open, I think they chose night so that they could escape without being noticed before dawn.
“it was still unknown how the angle bar was smuggled in, because, with the new security presence in the facility, one would have thought it was impossible to have that kind of tool, to plan their escape and if not for the swift intervention of the security men and men of the vigilante, the remaining inmates would have absconded,” the source said.
Our correspondent gathered that the Delta State commissioner of police, Hafiz Inuwa was the one who contacted to the DPO of Sapele Police Station, who then called other security agencies.
The Remand home is said to be housing 14 inmates, with 13 being male and the only girl housed in the female wing of the facility.
When contacted the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onowakpoyeya confirm the escape of the teenagers “6 inmates escaped this early morning and we are doing everything to find them” she said.