NEWS reaching us says over 38 criminals reportedly escaped from police custody on Monday in Enugu State.

it was learned that the inmates were remanded in the custody of the State Police Command for various offences.

Police sources told our source on Monday that the prisoners numbering between 38 and 40 escaped from the police cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department, inside the State Police Headquarters on Sunday night.

NEWSNAIJA  gathered that those prisoners were remanded by Magistrate Courts at the police cells during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

It was further gathered that the offenders were kept in the police custody because of the congestion of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Enugu.

When contacted Ahmad Abdurrahman, the State Commissioner of Police, on the telephone, he did not pick his calls.

Details later…