LAGOS, Nigeria – Five inmates were Monday morning killed and 10 others injured by a loose electric cable inside the Ikoyi Correctional Centre, Lagos.
Minister for Interior, Rauf Aregbesola confirmed the electrocution in a statement by his spokesperson Jane Osuji.
Aregbesola has ordered investigation into the incident even as those injured are said to be receiving treated at an undisclosed hospital.
The statement read: “The attention of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been drawn to an electrocution incident at the Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos.
“The minister has directed a quick investigation into the root cause and the ministry will in the next few hours share a comprehensive update on the incident.
“While we commiserate with victims families over the incident, the minister has ordered immediate medical attention for those affected.”