Not less than 6 inmates in Mandala Prison and Federal prison Okekura in Ilorin, Kwara state lost their lifes as the prisoners demaded for better facilities.
According to an official of the prison, on getting to the office,we learnt that the Inmates had taken over the yard,that they had started to throw faeces at the staff,to the extent that they wanted to force themselves out of the yard. Two of our men were injured.
“In an attempt to curb the situation,our armed men were ordered to tear gas them,and we were able to put the situation under control. It was the following day that we discovered that some of them were not alright and we rushed them to hospital. It was in that process that six inmates lost their lives.” As of the time of talking, he said the place was peaceful and calm.