Some youths suspected to be hoodlums on Thursday broke into the National Correctional Service centre in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, and forcefully released the inmates there.
It was gathered that no fewer than 58 inmates were released during the attack while a vehicle was burnt and several items were destroyed on the premises of the prison.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Command of the NCS, Barr. Ogundare Babatunde, confirmed the incident to The PUNCH on the telephone.
More details to follow..