HEAVY downpour on Monday morning in Koton-Karfi, Kogi local government council of Kogi State aided the escaped of about 228 prisoners from the medium federal prison after collapsed of some part of tye building while many houses were submerged by the flood.
It was reliably gathered that the rain started at about 2 am on Monday which created havock leading to the destruction of some part the prison building which gave way for the inmates to escaped. Some of the people who spoke with our reporter said the rain was very heavy and it fell for several hours.
According him it was due to the heavy downpour that the cause the flood which affected many houses and the prison building. The acting Chief Immam of Koton-Karfi Karfi central mosque, Saidu Suleiman Nuhu who also spoke said river Osugu over flooded and destroyed so many houses including the prison which led to the escape of some inmates.
However effort to speak with Prison officers who visited the scene proved abortive as every where was flooded but source close to the Prison service disclosed that about 228 of the inmates who escaped only 100 have been rearrested by the security agents saying the Deputy Controller General of Correct Service Ahmed Jafaru had visited the place saying government will put everything in place to re-arreat some inmate who are still at large.