Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Friday extended the ultimatum issued to fleeing inmates in the State.
Recall that hoodlums had invaded two correctional facilities in Benin City during the week, freeing prisoners in the process after hijacking the #EndSARS protest.
Obaseki had on Wednesday ordered the escapees to return to the prisons before Friday, October 23rd, 2020 assuring that nothing will be done to them if they report themselves back, “but failure to do that, we will come after them as we have their records.”
However, on Friday, the Governor extended the ultimatum by one week due to the positive response so far observed within the last few hours.
Obaseki’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie said the Governor’s decision is an outcome of a Security Meeting held with heads of security agencies in the state on Friday.
“The extension of the ultimatum is as a result of the positive response from the prisoners, as a good number of them have since returned to the two correctional facilities. The new window is to allow more prisoners to return to the centres willingly,” Obaseki was quoted as saying.