3 cell escapees jailed 6 years

 The Jasikan Circuit Court in the Oti Region, has jailed three persons, who escaped from police cell in Nkwanta, to two years imprisonment each in hard labour.

Mohammed Kadir, Stephen Asamoah and Danjumah Afum, pleaded guilty for escaping from lawful custody.

They were recaptured out of nine, who over-powered a police personnel on duty and escaped from the Nkwanta South Division­al Police cell, on April 4, this year.

The court, presided over by Mr Alfred Kwabena Asiedu, jailed the three, based on their plea to serve as deterrent to others.

Kadir has had a case of robbery dropped against him for lack of evidence, while Asamoah, who was arrested for defilement, was hand­ed an additional 12-year sentence.

Police Inspector Bright Nkan­sah, prosecuting, told the Court that the trio were re-arrested from their hideout at Keri, a farming community in the municipality, on April 6, and remanded in police custody.

Meanwhile, the Nkwanta South Police were still pursuing the remaining six, who escaped from lawful custody.

The police have appealed to the public to assist with information that would lead to the arrest of those on the run. —GNA

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