Ebun Francis|Some inmates at Ikoyi Prison, were electrocuted on Monday morning.
The number of inmates killed as a result of the incident remains unclear but some reports suggest that while five inmates lost their lives, 10 sustained injuries when electric cables went up in flames at the facility.
The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement ordered a probe of the incident.
According to Jane Osuji, press secretary to the minister, an update on the development would be shared “in a few hours”.
The statement read, “The attention of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been drawn to an electrocution incident at the Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos.”
“The Minister has directed a quick investigation into the root cause and the ministry will in the next few hours share a comprehensive update on the incidence.
“While we commiserate with the victims of the incidence, the minister has ordered immediate medical attention for those affected.”