Hoodlums on Thursday broke into the National Correctional Service Centre in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Amid this, the hoodlums were reported to have forcefully released the inmates.
It was gathered that no fewer than 58 inmates were released during the attack while a vehicle was burnt.
Also, it was gathered that several items were destroyed on the premises of the prison.
Ogundare Babatunde, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Command of NCS, however, confirmed the incident to The PUNCH on the telephone.