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24 Inmates Who Broke Jail In Lofa Rearrested, Remanded
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24 Inmates Who Broke Jail In Lofa Rearrested, Remanded 
By Chiedi E. Nyenmoh

MONROVIA, September 6 (LINA) - The Ministry of Justice has apprehended and remanded 24 of 51 inmates who escaped from the Voinjama Central Prison in Lofa County recently, Justice Minister Fredrick Cherue has disclosed.

Addressing the regular Ministry of Information press briefing in Monrovia Tuesday, the Justice Minister said security forces carried out the arrests based on information from citizens in the area.

Cherue did not indicate the sentences imposed on the inmates nor did he mention the various crimes for which they were incarcerated.

However, he added that overcrowding of prisons is a major challenge confronting the Justice Ministry.

“Prison is intended to correct inmates while they are being held there, but not a place for them to violate the laws of the country,” he pointed out.

The Justice Minister indicated that his ministry is doing everything possible to contain the growing wave of armed robbery in the country.

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