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Hoodlums break into Okrika police station, freed all detainees
The insecurity challenge in the country, Nigeria gets to her peek daily despite efforts in place by security agents to crush perpetrators.
A gathered report said yet to be identified hoodlums have broken into the detention facility of the Okrika Police Division, freeing all detainees.
The ugly incident occurred at about 2 am on Tuesday.
The Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) in charge of the station told newsmen that the matter has been reported to the Police Force Headquarters, Abuja and Port Harcourt Police Command, Moscow Road.
In his words “the hoodlums broke the padlock of the cell, and also opened the backdoor of the cell where the inmates escaped from around 2 am on Tuesday.
“We have reported the incident to the police force headquarters, zonal and state commands.
“The officers on duty at the time the cell break occurred will account for it.”
Confirming the development, Lovena Elijah, the Police Investigative Officer, in charge of a recent rape case at the station verified the incident however declined to entertain journalists.
Hezekiah Theophilus, a complainant at the force station further revealed to journalists that he arrived at the station on Tuesday evening and was equally briefed that all the inmates escaped from custody.