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Delta: Inmate Escapes From Correctional Centre Day After Arrival Of New Controller

Paul Michael is said to have escaped mysteriously during the weekend, a day after the new Controller of the State Corrections Service, Raymond Neagu, resumed office in the state.

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The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has vowed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the unexplained escape of an inmate from the Sapele Correctional Centre in Delta State. Those found responsible for the incident will face appropriate disciplinary action.

Paul Michael is said to have escaped mysteriously during the weekend, a day after the new Controller of the State Corrections Service, Raymond Neagu, resumed office in the state.

Michael was imprisoned after he was accused of killing a furniture apprentice, Kelly Onojaiyefe, in Oghara town, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the escape, the command’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Iloba, said that the command was still confused about how the accused escaped despite tight security at the Sapele Correction Centre.

Reassuring the public, Illoba said a search team had been sent out to look for the fugitive, adding that the command had beefed up security in the state to capture the escapee.

“The Controller is peeved by the development and has immediately launched investigations over the incident.

“The Command will not sweep the matter under the carpet as Controller General Zone G had ordered investigations into the escape to know the remote and immediate cause of the incident.

“The Controller has set up an investigative team and he is the chairman of the team under the instructions of Controller General Zone G and whoever is found culprit will be sanctioned accordingly,” Iloba revealed.