Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has extended the ultimatum issued to inmates, who escaped from the Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre and Oko Medium Security Correctional Centre to return to the prison by one week till Friday, October 30, 2020. Godwin Obaseki had initially given the fleeing inmates until Friday, October 23, to return. However, he has now extended to Friday, October 30, 2020.
In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, Obaseki said ;
“The extension of the ultimatum is as a result of the positive response from the prisoners, as a good number of them have since returned to the two correctional facilities. The new window is to allow more prisoners to return to the centres willingly.”