There are eyewitness reports that gunshots were heard emanating from the Ikoyi Correctional Centre on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
According to the eyewitness, there was smoke from parts of the centre while inmates were seen running.
Prison authorities had immediately notified the police and the military authorities for backup and soldiers and policemen immediately arrived.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, said the cause of the fire could not yet be ascertained but policemen had been deployed in the prisons.
“We don’t know the cause of the fire but we are there on the ground. We have mobilised to the place. We will give details later,” he said.