Five Inmates Electrocuted to Death in Ikoyi Prison

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Five inmates have been electrocuted to death in the Ikoyi prison.The PUNCH learnt that the incident happened on Monday morning. Many others are said to be battling for their lives in a hospital.

The minister of interior has confirmed an electrocution incident in Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos.

“The attention of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been drawn to an electrocution incidence at the Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos,” the press officer to the minister of interior Jane Osuji said in a statement on Monday.

“The Minister has directed a quick investigation into the root cause and the ministry will in the next few hours share a comprehensive update on the incidence.”

The minister also commiserates with the victims of the incidence and ordered immediate medical attention for those affected.


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