Two hundred and twenty-eight inmates have escaped from a medium federal correctional centre in Koton Karfe in Kogi after some parts of it collapsed owing to heavy flooding.
NAN quoted Jafar Ahmed, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), as saying this while speaking with journalists in Koton Karfe on Monday.
Ahmed said the walls of two cells and a perimeter fencing came down after a flood hit the facility about 3:00 am.
The comptroller-general said the centre is no longer habitable because of the incident.
He said some re-arrested inmates have been transferred to other facilities in the state.
Source: Elombah News