The jailbreak in Ondo State has triggered comments from the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who urged police in the state to beef up security in correctional centers.
The governor charged the State Police Command to take adequate measures to secure correctional centres across the state.
In a statement titled, ‘Attacks: Beef Up Security In Our Correctional Homes, Akeredolu Charges Police,’ made available to newsmen on Wednesday, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde disclosed.
According to Olatunde the reason for the call was made in view of the disturbing trend of incessant attacks on Correctional Homes in some States that border Ondo State.
Part of the statement read, “This latest variant of insecurity calls for concern, especially as contiguous States like Kogi and Ekiti as well as Oyo have suffered similar ordeal in what appears to be well-coordinated breaches aimed at achieving a common goal: setting free crime suspects, particularly those with gang identities.
“In Ondo State, there are several of such suspects standing trial in respect of cases of alleged murder, kidnapping, rape and destruction of farmlands. The most celebrated of such suspects are those standing trial in the murder of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of our Elderstatesman, Pa Ruben Fasonranti.
“While the Southwest Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun has demonstrated considerable capacity in tackling insecurity, it is pertinent that the Nigeria Police authority, especially the State Command, deploys more men to secure Correctional Homes in the state.
“All residents are equally enjoined to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement around their respective environments.”