By Christian Conteh
Claim: There has been a breach in security at the Pademba Road Prison and Inmates are on the run
Reports have emerged alleging a breach in prison security resulting in the release of inmates in Freetown. The claims circulating suggest that unidentified individuals breached the prison, leading to the release of inmates. The exact time and location of this incident remain unverified, but the reports indicate a significant security breach.
Verdict: TRUE- We can confirm that there has been a Breach of Security at the Pademba Road Correctional Facility and Inmates have been released
BBC Stringer Umaru Fofanah, a reliable source, who is out in the streets conveyed information regarding this incident.
Efforts to confirm these claims involved attempts to contact the Police media team, which were unsuccessful. However, sources close to the prison facility have hinted at a security lapse leading to inmate release.
The specifics surrounding the incident, including the number of inmates released, remain unclear at this point. No official statement from law enforcement or government authorities has been made available to verify or provide details on the situation.
Conclusion: We can confirm that indeed there has been a breach of security at the Pademba Road Correctional facility and Inmates are on the run.
Note: This fact-checked story is a product of the SLAJ/NDI SuperNewsRoom on Combating Disinformation in Sierra Leone’s 2023 electoral cycle. The project is supported by Global Affairs Canada to enable citizens to have access to credible and accurate information in Sierra Leone.
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