The wall of the Onitsha prisons, as well as a four-storey building on Wednesday, collapsed in Onitsha, Anambra State after a downpour in the area.
According to an eyewitness, no life was lost in the incident.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, said the State Commissioner of Police, John Abanh, has ordered the immediate deployment of personnel to secure the prison area.
While also confirming that no life was lost in the disaster, Mohammed said the CP had visited the scene.
He said the building was located on No 22 Nkisi Aroli street, Onitsha and belonged to one Chukwuma Njeka.
“The building collapsed today (Wednesday) due to downpour.
“No casualty recorded and value of property damaged is yet to be ascertained.
“Scene was cordoned off by the Police to prevent looters from taking advantage and to clear the rubrics.”
The PPRO added;
“The CP equally visited the Onitsha custodial centre (formerly known as Onitsha prisons) where the rear fence of the prison also collapsed today following a downpour.
“The CP ordered the immediate deployment of Police personnel to secure the area.
“However, no casualty recorded and no inmates escaped due to the collapsed fence.”