13 fleeing inmates from Oyo jail break arrested in Osun

13 inmates that escaped from the Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo town, after the facility was attacked on Friday have been arrested  in Ife Odan, a town in Ejigbo local government area of Osun state.

According to a reliable security source, who preferred anonymity, the inmates were wandering in the town on Saturday, when policemen on patrol arrested them.

The source added  security along Oyo/Osun border communities, especially in Ejigbo axis has been tightened.


A resident of Ejigbo, simply identified as Ademola, said residents of the town, and other adjoining communities have been put on red alert to report any suspicious movement.

In the meantime,  security agents have  continued search for inmates that fled Oyo Correctional Centre that may be hiding in the area.


The Field Commander, Osun Amotekun Corps, Amitolu Shittu, said men of the corps had been deployed to some villages at the boundary of the two states.


Amitolu said, “We deployed men to Ogburo, Owu Ile, Ikonifin and other communities along Osun/Oyo boundary. We are also in contact with the residents of these communities and we have made them realised the need for them not to harbor any suspects.


“Our men are searching those communities.We are on top of the situation.”

Source: Punch Newspaper