Disaster struck at the Ikoyi prisons in Lagos on Monday as no fewer than five inmates at the prisons, now known as Ikoyi Custodial Centre, have been killed following an electrical accident in the prisons.
Witnesses told newsreportersng.com that the incident occured on Monday and that the imnates died of electrocution while several others sustained various degree of injuries.
Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, has ordered a probe of the incident.
In a statement issued by Jane Osuji, press secretary to the minister, Aregbesola said update on the development would be shared “in a few hours”.
“The attention of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been drawn to an electrocution incident at the Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos,” the statement read.
“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.
“While we commiserate with the victims of the incidence, the minister has ordered immediate medical attention for those affected.”
The prison facility which is meant for 800 inmates accommodates over 2000 persons.