On Monday, suspected hoodlums broke into the Benin Prison popularly called White House and freed many inmates in one of the cells.
Some persons sustained injuries as armed squad of prison officials engaged the suspected hoodlums in gun fire.
High Court 4 which is beside the prison was also destroyed.
As early as 7 am, the hoodlums started gathering along Sapele Road beside the prison setting bonfires and sending back road users.
They launched their attack when their number had increased, destroyed a part of the wall while some climbed the fence into the prison yard.