Reports reaching Oyogist.com Reveals that Prisoners at the Okere Correctional Centre, Warri, Delta State, have staged a protest as a result of starvation and lack of food provision by the state government.
Sources say the management of the correctional centre became more strict with the inmates after a jailbreak on October 22, 2020.The jailbreak allegedly led to the killing of about 18 persons by security operatives guarding the prison, also some inmates also escaped from the facility.
Sources say to punish the inmates for attempting to escape, they were denied food except garri.
A source in the prison, said the inmates are fed up and the issue needs to be addressed by the government.
“The inmates have been under lock and key and they don’t get food.”The authority is not giving them food and their families are not allowed to bring in food for them anymore.
“Inmates are presently protesting against starvation and what is currently happening might have more effect than the jailbreak that happened.”There is a protest ongoing now as inmates are shouting for the restoration of their food ration,” the source said.
The source explained that inmates are being given dry garri once in three days.