Jailbreak at Tepa Police Station… 2 Cops ordered to produce escapees

DCOP,Kofi BoakyeThe Ashanti Regional Police Command has tasked two police personnel, to produce two suspects who escaped from police cells at Tepa, in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region, in the early hours of yesterday.

According to the Ahafo Ano South Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)Kofi Dwumfuor Berkyi, the two personnel had been given 10 days to produce the suspects, Shadrack Nyame,39, and Ernest Owusu Afram,26, who were said to have escaped through a window of the police cells.

The suspects were said to have used a hacksaw blade to cut the iron bars of the window to facilitate their escape.

Briefing The Ghanaian Times, ACP Berkyi said Afram, a nurse, was due for sentencing yesterday.

He said, Afram had been under arrest for the past five months for allegedly duping some people to the tune of about GH¢20,000, under the pretext of getting them admission into the Tepa Nursing School, adding that about 19 people were duped.

With regards to Nyame, Mr. Berkyi said he was arrested on April 6, 2015, for an alleged stealing, and was being processed for court.

This incident, he said, was the second of its kind within a month, as on March 4, 2015, a suspected drug dealer described by the police as very hardened and a colleague, escaped from the Nsuta Police cells.

Kojo Antwi, the suspect, was said to have been arrested with 12 bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp at Nsuta Atonsu, in the Mampong District of the Ashanti Region.

He was put before the Nsuta Circuit Court which remanded him into police custody to re- appear on March 13, this year.

At dawn on Thursday, Antwi and the colleague were said to have escaped through a hole they allegedly dug in the wall of the cells.

The District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police(ASP) Daniel Anane would not comment when contacted by The Ghanaian Times saying, “I am at a meeting”.

The Ghanaian Times gathered that there were some controversies surrounding the arrest of suspect Kojo Antwi, as some police personnel at Nsuta Atonsu, did not want to put him before court due to the fact that the suspect is very influential in the town, where he hails from.

According to information gathered, it took an order from the Narcotics Control Board office at the headquarters in Kumasi before the police in Nsuta arraigned him before the court.

From Kingsley E. Hope,Kumasi

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