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Tension as Prison visitor who allegedly smuggled drug into Correctional Centre shot dead

There was tension and commotion at Okere Prison, located in the Warri South council area of Delta State on Tuesday, June 15 after a security guard allegedly shot a young man who was said to be visiting a friend in the prison.

According to reports, the security officer shot the deceased twice, one in the leg, the other in his upper side of his body.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the deceased whose identity is yet to be known had gone to visit his friend who was incarcerated, and the man went with some food items and illegal substance suspected to be cocaine.

Before he was allowed to go in, the security guards at the facility had asked to search his bags which he agreed to. It was learnt that the guards on searching the bags, discovered the illegal drugs.

The visitor was immediately arrested, however, during interrogation, the man attempted to escape, but the guard been quick, took out his rifle and fired a shot, which hit the visitor on the leg.


Despite being hit, the visitor attempted to get up, and another bullet from the security guard’s rifle hit him the second time, killing him instantly.

The incident was said to have caused fear, as a result, residents of the area anytime they attempt to pass the facility, will raise their hands up while they go their way.

However, some residents have said that normalcy has returned to the facility axis on Wednesday morning. The residents also said that the area was flocked with many Police officers.

Meanwhile, the Acting Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident on Wednesday. He said that the visitor had tried to smuggle some illegal substance into the prison. He however, did not divulge the name of the deceased.

He said, “As for the person who went to visit the inmate, I know he was shot and he died. I don’t have the fact to know who actually shot. The information I have does not state who shot or who was arrested for the incident for now. Investigation is ongoing,”

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