Six inmates has been reportedly beaten to death by warders,in the Oke Kura Prison, Ilorin, Kwara State.
Information gathered from a top prison source,revealed that 11 other inmates were seriously injured during the fracas which occurred around 2pm.
It was learnt that the inmates, who were in the condemned inmates’ cell, had protested the substandard quality of food they eat.
The source recounting the incident said:
“The demand for improvement in food quality and quantity had been on for the past two months, but nothing was done.
“On Thursday, the inmates decided to protest. That was how the warders went and got the arms squad. They entered into the prison and unleashed terror on the inmates, who were in the condemned cell.
“Five of them died there and one of the 12 casualties died at the hospital. The incident has caused tension in the prison as I speak with you.”
It was also said that 11 other prisoners were injured and are in the hospital receiving treatment.
“There is a grand plan to cover up the incident in the prison,” he added.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the Ilorin Prison who identified himself simply as Philip, denied the incident.
“How is it possible for warders to beat inmates to death? It is not true and no such thing happened. If you’re in doubt, come down to Ilorin, I will personally lead you to Oke Kura to see things for yourself,”He added.
The source identified the deceased to include one Alhaji Fasisi, Alhaji Yusuf, and Jeunlo.