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Guard allegedly shoots visitor dead at Delta prison


Okere Prison in Delta State

A guard at the Okere Prison in Delta State has allegedly killed a man who was paying a visit to his friend in the prison.

The deceased who went to the prison to see his friend reportedly took some food items along but the correctional centre officer allegedly found cocaine amongst the items he brought.

The man was arrested, interrogated, and shot in the leg by one of the security guards when he attempted to escape, Sahara Reporters had reported.

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The security guard was said to have shot him a second time while he was still crawling, in pain, a source added.

He said, “There’s panic in Okere prison in Warri as a Prison Armed Squad shot dead a visitor this afternoon. The visitor was said to have come to visit his friend when the incident happened.

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“With what visitors witnessed outside, the person came with tomatoes and some food items. And, in course of conducting their usual routine search on him, they discovered cocaine in the items. The visitor was thereafter subjected to further interrogation.

“But when he discovered that trouble loomed, he started running. One of the prison’s armed squad members presents shot him in the leg. But while the person was still crawling, he shot him a second time and that killed him instantly.”

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The prison command is yet to release an official statement or react to the claim as of the time of this report.