Reports circling around has it that many lives as much as upto 150 lives were lost during the attempt of a prison break at the Ikoyi Prison during the #Endsars Protest.
Mr Christian Akara, testified in a Corona Inquest that over 150 Inmates lost their lives and that he joined in carrying bodies.
Responding to the testimony of Mr Christian Akara, the spokeperson of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Lagos state command, Mr Olarotimi Oladokun rebuffed the the report.
Mr Oladokun in his statement said:
“The invaders, who came in large numbers, engaged the security guards in heavy exchange of fire, encouraging hardened inmates to set the facility on fire in an attempt to cause mass escape. Thankfully, what would have resulted in an unprecedented security breach in Lagos State was professionally rebuffed.
“Sadly, 20 inmates lost their lives while desperately trying to escape and eight correctional officers sustained various degrees of injury with some, life-threatening. In line with correctional service protocols, the respective stakeholders and next-of-kins of the deceased have been duly notified.”