Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has extended the ultimatum given to inmates, who escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Benin City and Oko to return to the facilities within one week.
The governor who had earlier given the inmates till Friday, October 23, to return extended the ultimatum till Friday, October 30, 2020.
In a statement on Friday by Crusoe Osagie, Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy to the Governor, the extension by one week followed the positive response so far observed within the last few hours.
The statement reads, “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.
“The governor has reviewed the curfew time in the state to commence from 6pm to 6am daily, as against 4pm to 6am.
The adjustment will take effect from Saturday, October 24, 2020. The security situation in the state is seen to be improving and we appreciate Edo people for adhering to government’s directives.”
Recall that #ourworldgist had earlier reported How One Of The Prison Escapees Had Written Governor Godwin Obaseki Claiming He Is On His Way To Libya Stressing That Nothing Would Make Him To Return To The Said Prison.