Inmates electrocuted at Ikoyi Prison

Some inmates at Ikoyi Prison, now known as Ikoyi Custodial Centre, were electrocuted on Monday.

It is unclear the number of inmates who were affected but there are reports that while five inmates lost their lives, 10 sustained injuries in the incident.

Minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has ordered a probe of the incident.

In a statement issued by Aregbesola's press secretary, ‪Jane Osuji, the minister said update on the development would be shared “in a few hours”.

“The attention of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been drawn to an electrocution incident at the Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos,” the statement read.

“The Minister has directed a quick investigation into the root cause and the ministry will in the next few hours share a comprehensive update on the incidence.

“While we commiserate with the victims of the incidence, the minister has ordered immediate medical attention for those affected.”

The prison facility which is meant for 800 inmates accommodates over 2000 persons.

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