FG promise to grant amnesty to Imo prison escaped inmate if they returned voluntarily
The the federal government has revealed that it will grant amnesty to escaped inmate of the jail break in Imo state prison after they were released during the attack on the Imo state correctional Center on Monday 5th April.
Minister of Interior Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola, says the Federal government is willing to grant amnesty to those who returned back willingly.
Aregbesola gave the assurance while inspecting the attacked centre today Tuesday, April 6.
The minister said the federal government will leave no stone unturned to fish out perpetrators of what he described as a “dastardly act”.
“Unlawful escape from custody is a crime but government in its magnanimity will grant amnesty to prisoners who willfully return. They will no longer be charged with unlawful escape but only for tthe he initial crimes that took them to prison. So we urge all escapees to return before they are caught on the run.” the Mian nister said
1, 844 of the inmates are currently on the run.
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