Nigerian investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has alleged that the Edo prison break was perpetrated 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 stated that the jail break was perpetrated by the prison officers, to kick against corruption in the Prison system.
In her words,
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.
Recall that, the #EndSARS protest in Benin City, Edo State took 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.
Some videos show the prisoners escaping through the fence, other vides show the prisoners running on the street and another video shows some prisoners changing outfits.