Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has called on the Federal authorities to overhaul the staff of the Federal Prison, Ado-Ekiti, over the Monday’s attack by gunmen.
The Governor suspected that some officials of the prison might have collaborated with the gunmen that invaded the premises in the midnight of Sunday and freed over 300 prisoners.
Fayose while addressing journalists during his visit to the prison wondered how prison officials could allow hardened criminals and other detainees facing murder, rape, and other high profile cases to have access to telephone.
He added that the way the bloody attack of Sunday night was successfully carried out without much resistance suggested suspicion of connivance.
Our correspondent observed that the attack has affected activities at the Magistrate’s and High Courts in the state as there were no prison vehicles sighted in their premises on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, has offered to assist the Federal Prisons in beefing-up security around the premises.
He told newsmen that his men would be deployed in the place to ensure reinforcement.