The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to inmates who escaped from the Medium Security Correctional Centres on Sapele Road and Oko, Airport Road, to return to the prisons.
Some hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protests and attacked the two prisons and freed about 2,000 inmates.
While inspecting the two correctional facilities today, Obaseki said the freed inmates must return before this Friday.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, he made it clear that criminal elements caused unrest in the State.
“We know some of the inmates have been released, but we appeal to all inmates who have escaped to come back on their own before the close of business on Friday.
Meanwhile, vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has condemned the killing of protesters at Lekki tollgate on Tuesday.
Osinbajo, in a tweet on Wednesday, also mourned policemen who were killed during the protest.
He promised that all victims will get justice and prayed against more tragedies.
He tweeted, “My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states.
“I spoke to some of those in the hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos and all other affected states in these trying times.
“We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all. “
“They should report themselves back as nothing will be done to them but failure to do that, we will come after them as we have their records,” the statement read in part.