The Federal Government has directed an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident at the Ikoyi prison on Monday which led to the death of about five inmates.
Odunews.com had earlier reported that about five inmates were electrocuted to death in the Ikoyi prison at the early hours of Monday.
A preliminary statement from the press unit of the ministry commiserated with victims of the incident and promised to make further updates available to Nigerians.
The statement reads:
“The attention of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has been drawn to an electrocution incident at the Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos.
“The minister has directed a quick investigation into the root cause and the ministry will in the next few hours share a comprehensive update on the incident.
“While we commiserate with the victims of the incident, the minister has ordered immediate medical attention for those affected.”