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FLASH | MEND Leader Charles Okah Escapes From Kuje Prison

Charles Okah, a brother of Henry Okah, jailed leader of the Movement For the Emancipation of Niger Delta Charles Okah has escaped from Kuje Prison in Abuja, SIGNAL can report.

A prison inmate told SIGNAL that Mr. Okah escaped last night by simply scaling the prison walls of the prison around 7.45 PM Nigerian time. He was reportedly in the company on another prison inmate. Both prisoners scaled the walls of the Kuje prison fence.

The prison inmate who did not want to be named told SIGNAL there are strong indications Okah escaped with outside help, capitalizing on security lapses during Muslim prayers which were happening at about that time.

“Someone threw a rope over the fence from the other side. That was how they escaped”, the inmate said.

Okah had been on trial in Abuja for the 2010 Independence Day bombing that killed 27 people.

Security agencies have been put on alert with a massive manhunt in progress to find and rearrest him.




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