In Enugu Prison inmates protest over alleged maltreatment

Some of the inmates were wounded as prison officials tried to arrest the situation.

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Prison inmates in Enugu state staged a protest to condemn their alleged maltreatment by officials.

Daly Post reports that the inmates started the protests late at night on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Reports also say some of the inmates were wounded as prison officials tried to arrest the situation.

A prison official who spoke to newsmen also said “The ring leaders of the protest are complaining that there is a lot of partiality in the prison; they believe some inmates are getting better treatment than them.

“So, ‎they lured other inmates into staging the protest.

“However, it has been brought under control; none of them escaped.”

Recently, there was reports that some inmates escaped from Kuje prisons in Abuja.

The leader of the Movement For The Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), Charles Okah, was reportedly among the escapees.

Okah however debunked the reports, saying he was quarantined in the prison clinic at the time the incident occurred.

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