A cell in Okrika Police Division, Okirika, Rivers State, was broken into by hoodlums who freed its inmates.
The incident occurred around 2am on Tuesday January 4. A police source told The Nation that the incident had been reported to the Police Headquarters, Abuja and the state Police Command, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.
The source said;
“The hoodlums broke the padlock of the cell, and also opened the backdoor of the cell where the inmates escaped from around 2am on Tuesday.”
The state police spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko also confirmed the incident. The police spokesperson said the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, ordered his Deputy, Patrick Longe, to investigate the matter
As part of the investigation, the officers on duty have been arrested and detained.