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Jailbreak plot in Anambra Prison Following Detention Of Influential Persons

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A millionaire who was arrested by the Anambra state police command, and currently in Akwa prison has caused panic in the state as there are indications that a possible jailbreak may occur in order to facilitate his release.

It was reported that the millionaire had been declared wanted by the Anambra state police command in September 2015.

The Anambra businessman was later arrested and arraigned in court over a communal clash between his community and Ukpo, which led to the death of a vigilante, Emmanuel Okafor,while a police station and two police vans were torched in the fracas.

An anonymous prison source told Southern City News on Tuesday that there could be a plot by unidentified persons to facilitate the escape of some influential inmates of the prison.

He said, “The jailbreak plot may not be unconnected with the presence of some influential persons presently under prosecution in court and detained in Awka prison.

“Among the prominent people in the prison are Chief Emmanuel Nwude and some of his kinsmen from Abagana, who are facing murder charge following their matter with the Ukpo community.

“We heard the plan to cause the jailbreak is to get some big men in the prison currently under prosecution for murder, escape.”

The Comptroller of Prisons, Anambra state, Mr Ubaike Anthony, reacted to the speculations saying that the prison had experienced restiveness in the last few days but everything was under control.

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