Death, Injury from Electrocution Reported in Lagos Prison
Reports from Nigeria say an electric power accident at the Ikoyi Prison, a major correctional facility in Lagos Nigeria has claimed several lives and inflicted injury on others on Monday.
Several inmates were said to have been killed or injured when electric cables at the prison went up in flames late Monday morning.
Francis Enobore, chief spokesperson for the Nigerian Correctional Service, confirmed the accident to PREMIUM TIMES, but said details were still being gathered before appropriate information about the accident could be passed to the public.
Ikoyi Prison is one of Nigeria’s oldest and largest correctional facilities, holding thousands of inmates.