The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has confirmed that there was a jail break in the Kuje maximum Prison on Friday night.
The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Francis Enobore told Daily Trust that there was an “incident” at the prison, Friday night.
Speaking on the news that brother of Henry Okah, jailed leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) Charles Okah escaped during the jail break, Enobore said: “Yes there was an incident yesterday, but Okah was not involved.”
“It is not true, Charles Okah is still in custody. I have been in touch with our men in the prison facility and there is nothing like that (Okah escaping),” Enobore said.
“The Comptroller of prisons has ordered an investigation and that is going on. We want to know if anybody escaped and if yes, what are their identities,” he added.
-[Daily Post Nigeria]