Security operatives have stopped an alleged attempt by inmates to escape from Kano Central Prison, Kurmawa.
The incident, according to reports, occurred when “condemned inmates” numbering about 150 staged a protest, pushing for officials to allow them to consume illicit drugs (wee-wee) and use other items such as mobile phones smuggled into the facility by yet-to-be identified persons.
The inmates, according to some sources, also protested against the poor quality of food they were served for iftar (Muslim breaking of fast), despite a befitting arrangement put in place by a popular philanthropist.
Spokesman for Kano State Correctional Centre, Musbahu Lawal Kofar Nasarawa said the mayhem was not as a result of the food but that the inmates wanted officials to allow them to consume illicit drugs (wee-wee) and use mobile phones smuggled into the facility for them.
Musbahu said the command’s controller Suleiman Suleiman has set up a committee to investigate how the illicit items were smuggled into the facility.
“Was it through the food they brought into the facility that the items were smuggled into the facility or how? So the Committee wants to investigate who and how. Whether it’s those who bring in food or the staff members who smuggle in the illicit items.
“So they staged a protest that the items be returned to them, which violates the law.
“But as we speak, normalcy has since returned to the facility.”
Meanwhile, it was gathered that it took the intervention of security personnel to restore normalcy to the facility.