Prisoners held at the Okere Prison of the Nigerian Correctional Service recorded a video of themselves as heavy downpour accompanied by strong winds blew off the roof of the jail.
A video currently making rounds on the internet showed the prisoners begging to be released after the downpour soaked their mattresses and belongings and also flooded the jail.
Watch the video below;
Recall, there was an earlier report that strong wind on Monday evening blew off the roof of a building housing prisoners/inmates at the Warri Correctional centre, (formerly known as Warri Prison) on Okere road in the oil rich city of Warri, Delta state.
Also affected was a portion of the fence that allegedly caved in. A resident in the area who confided in the Vanguard said there was shouting coming from inmates of the prison, adding that security operatives quickly mobilized to the scene.
The source could not confirm if any of the inmates escaped. “We heard shouts from inmates in the prisons yesterday evening. Security men mobilized heavily to the prisons yesterday night. I can’t say if any prisoner escaped. But there was tension on Okere road area last night “, he said.