The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed, has said that about 68 suspects escaped while 36 vehicles were burnt down when hoodlums attacked the police headquarters on Monday.
CP Mohammed disclosed this on Tuesdays when the former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visited the command’s office in Owerri, to take note of the extent of damages on the headquarter bombed by hoodlums.
He further hinted that one inmate was confirmed dead as a result of stampede, adding that 16 out of 1,844 inmates that escaped from the prison have been rearrested.
According to him, “36 vehicles were burnt and 68 suspects escaped from detention. A part of the Criminal Investigation Department was set ablaze and there was one casualty who is currently receiving treatment.
“One inmate lost his life from stampede at the correctional centre. Out of 1,844 inmates who escaped from prisons, 16 have been rearrested.”