Controversial Nigerian investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyohas alleged that the prisoners that escaped from the Benin prison a.k.a “White house” was aided by the warders, to show their support for the #EndSARS protest.
According to the journalist, there was no illegal breakout, neither was it a move by the #EndSARS protesters as claimed.
Kemi Olunloyo alleged that she had reliable information from a top official within the Nigeria prisons that the warders deliberately made the prisoners to escape.
The journalist confirms that the prison break was perpetrated by the prison officers due to their frustration on corruption in the Prison system.
She took to Twitter and wrote:
Dear @CorrectionsNg aka Nigerian prisons. A TOP official just notified me as an Invstg Journalist that your WARDERS FREED inmates at the “White House” Benin themselves. They support protesters & tired of the in-house corruption
The #EndSARS protest in Benin City, Edo State had taken a different turn on Monday as thugs hijacked what would have been a peaceful protest and seized the opportunity to free prisoners.
According to reports, suspected thugs hijacked the peaceful end SARS protest, stormed the prison facility, and overpowered the prison officials before setting the prisoners free.