Four dead as police foil jailbreak in Osun
No fewer than four inmates have reportedly died during a failed jailbreak at the Kosere Correctional Centre, Ile Ife, Osun State.
The PUNCH reported that a warder was injured by some inmates who had planned to escape during the morning sanitation.
Confirming the incident, a top security source said that the inmates were repelled by security men while trying to force their way out of the facility.
“Four inmates were killed. A warder was also injured. The incident happened during morning sanitation on Tuesday.
“They had planned to escape and one of them attacked the warder, while others forced their way through the only entrance, but the security men repelled them and in the process, four inmates were shot.
“They eventually died. And others that wanted to escape ran back when those that led the attempt were shot,” the source said.
The Police Public Relations Officer of Osun command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.
Opalola said, “Attempted jailbreak in Ife? It happened but the details are not available yet. I will get back as soon as I get further briefings.”
However, the spokesperson of Osun Command of the Correctional Service, Sola Adeotan, said there was no information on the incident.