The Nigerian Correctional service says the fire that broke out in a part of the Ikoyi Correctional Centre has been controlled.
It also dismissed fears there was a jailbreak in the facility, insisting that the fire only affected a part of the centre and did not involve inmates.
According to the Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) in Lagos, Rotimi Oladokun, there was no cause for alarm.
Oladokun said there was no jailbreak in the facility and that a statement will be issued soon.
“There was fire on a part of the correctional centre but it has been contained. It did not affect the inmates in any way. There is no jail break and all is fine. We will issue a statement soon.”