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An inmate sentenced for murder has reportedly escaped mysteriously from the Sapele Correctional Centre in Delta state.

The inmate reportedly escaped mysteriously during the weekend, a day after the new Controller of the State Corrections, Raymond Neagu, resumed office in the state.

The suspect, Paul Michael, was imprisoned after he was accused of killing a furniture apprentice, Kelly Onojaiyefe, in Oghara town, Ethiope West local government area of the state.

Confirming the escape, the Command’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Iloba, said that the formation was still confused about how the accused escaped despite tight security at the Sapele Correction Centre.

Reassuring the public, Illoba said, a search team have been sent out to search for Micheal, adding that the command has beefed up security around the state to recapture the escapee.

Illoba further noted that the Controller had details of the Squadron Commander who is being armed to fortify the centre until the investigation is completed.

“The Controller is peeved by the development and has immediately launched investigations over the incident.

“The Command will not sweep the matter under the carpet as Controller General Zone G has ordered investigations into the escape to know the remote and immediate cause of the incident.

“The Controller has set up an investigative team and he is the Chairman of the team under the instructions of Controller General Zone G and whoever is found culprit will be sanctioned accordingly,” llloba revealed.

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