No fewer than 85 fleeing inmates have returned to the Owerri Correctional Centre which was attacked on the early hours of Monday by unknown gunmen.
It would be recalled that 1,884 inmates were freed when the gunmen struck the Correctional Centre and the Imo State Police Command Headquarters in Owerri.
The attackers who razed no fewer than 50 vehicles also attacked a Military base at Ukwuorji on the Owerri-Onitsha Expressway and burnt a Soldier in a car before they fled.
Investigations on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 revealed that 85 inmates had voluntarily returned to the Correctional Centre.
The National Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Correctional Service had told Correspondents on Tuesday evening, April 6, 2021, that 57 inmates had returned to the Centre.
A check by Journalists on Wednesday showed that more fleeing inmates had returned to the Centre increasing the number to 85.
Further investigation however revealed that none of the hardened criminals had returned.
Also, none of the inmates who were sentenced to death or serving life imprisonment had returned.