Imo Attack: Criminals Will Be Brought To Full Justice, Says Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has expressed displeasure over the attack of the Owerri Custodial Centre and the Imo State Command Headquarters of the Nigeria Police by unknown gunmen on Monday, AMILOADED reports.

The ex-governor of Osun State made this known during his visit to the Owerri Custodial Centre on Tuesday.

Saddened by the attacks, Aregbesola emphasized the grim resolve of the federal government to go after the perpetrators and bring the full weight of the law on the attackers.

The minister said during the #EndSARS protest; custodial centres in Edo State were attacked, adding that an attempt to attack that of Lagos was unsuccessful.

“We will react appropriately by going after these criminals and making them face the full wrath of the law. We will leave no stone unturned in fishing them out. Make no mistake; they will be hunted to the ends of the earth. They can only run, but they cannot hide. We shall bring them to justice, or in the alternative, take justice to them,” Aregbesola said.

The minister added that additional security will be provided for all custodial centres from henceforth to ensure the safety of personnel and inmates as well as the security of the facilities, nothing that “full investigation will also commence immediately”.

Aregbesola urged all escaped inmates to voluntarily return to custody and that those who heed this call will be given amnesty on the possible consequences of escaping from lawful custody.

While advising all correctional officers to be vigilant and take the security of the facilities and the inmates seriously more than ever before, the minister assured them of the federal government’s determination to ensure their safety at all times.

Aregbesola, therefore, called on citizens with useful information on the perpetrators of these dastardly acts and the 1,844 inmates that escaped from lawful custody to inform the law enforcement agency nearest to them as an act of patriotism.

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