Crime

Jailbreak: One Dead, 12 Injured in Port Harcourt

At least, one inmate died while 12 others were injured during a fight that snowballed into an attempted jailbreak at the Port Harcourt correctional centre on Monday afternoon.

It was gathered that two inmates were engaged in a fight leading to the death of one of them, even as a protest ensued amongst other inmates.

The situation spiralled out of control as many inmates tried to scale the facility’s high walls, but were repelled by a combined team of security operatives who shot outside the fence, with 12 of them sustaining bullet wounds.

Spokesperson for the Port Harcourt correctional centre, Juliet Ofoni, confirmed the incident.

Punch/ Oluwayemisi Owonikoko

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