At least 60 inmates forcefully released by hoodlums who attacked Ondo prison

No fewer than 60 inmates at the National Correctional Service centre in Okitipupa, Ondo State were forcefully released by hoodlums who broke into the centre on Thursday. 

It was reported that the Okitipupa Divisional Police Station and Okitipupa Local Government Secretariat were set ablaze by the hoodlums.

The campaign office of the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu in Akure, the state capital was also razed by the hoodlums.

Three of the hoodlums were also arrested by security personnels stationed at the Akeredolu campaign office.

The hoodlums also carted away with over 200 seized motorcycles and valuable properties at the Police Station Okitipupa. 

According to eyewitnesses, a vehicle was also burnt while several other items were destroyed by the hoodlums at the prison.

The attack and forceful release of inmates by hoodlums was confirmed by the spokesperson of the prison, Ogundare Babatunde confirmed. 

An ljaw leader who spoke with Vanguard rom Arogbo said:

 “Already, we are aware that some political thugs under the guise of protests are mobilising to come to Agadagba Obon to attack the Amnesty office here.

“But I can bet you, they won’t meet us here, we will meet them midway and we shall level the community of their sponsor who we know very well.

“We have tracked his conversations with the boys and we are watching. If anything happens to any Arogbo son or any property of our son or daughter, we shall give an equal response.

“We are part of Yoruba Ondo State but we are Ijaws and cannot be intimidated.

“If someone loses an election, this is not the first time, he should go and rest and not hide under a legitimate protest by the suffering youths to create tension. We know him. We shall go for him. He is spoiling for an ethnic war he will not survive.”

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