Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki had on Friday extended the time given to fleeing inmates from the National Correctional Service in the state.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, revealed the governor has extended the time given by one week. The initial ultimatum which was until Friday, October 30.
Obaseki explained that the extension was as a result of a Security Meeting held with heads of security agencies in the state today.
“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,” he said.