Imo State correctional centre has been set on fire by unidentified hoodlums at the early hour on Monday. And information reaching out news desk have it that hundreds of inmates were free.
The hoodlums took advantage of the festive period to carry out the act. This development came after the state Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed said that he had deployed over 4760 personnel to ensure maximum security during and after the Easter celebration.
We gathered that there was sporadic shooting on Monday morning which lasted for three hours before the centre was bombed.
They was apprehension as the situation degenerated, the residents living around the correctional centre, were threw into a state of confusion, this also applies to the commuters who ply’s the Okigwe Road, in Owerri.
All efforts to reach the Police Public Relations officer of the state to get clarification on the , Orlando Ikeokwu proved abortive as his phone was unavailable at press time.