Some parts of a medium federal correctional centre in Koton Karfe in Kogi has collapsed as a result of heavy flooding which has led to the escape of two hundred and twenty-eight inmates.
This was disclosed by the comptroller-general of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), Jafar Ahmed while speaking with journalists in Koton Karfe on Monday.
Ahmed said the walls of two cells and a perimeter fencing came down after a flood hit the facility about 3:00 am.
The comptroller-general said the centre is no longer habitable because of the incident.
He said some re-arrested inmates have been transferred to other facilities in the state.
Ahmed said details of the incident will be made public soon.
While reacting to the development, the security adviser to the Kogi State Governor, Jerry Omadara told newsmen that they were informed of the development about 4:00am.