Sergeant given 10 days to produce 3 escaped prisoners


File Photo: Man in Prison

The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command has given a ten-day ultimatum to a sergeant of the Techiman police station to produce three prisoners who escaped due to negligence on his part.

On Saturday evening four prisoners managed to overcome the officer on duty leading to the escape of the three.

The fourth accomplice was shot dead by the officer.

In an interview with Citi News, the Public Relations officer of the Brong Ahafo Police, Chief Inspector Kingsley Oppong said the officer will be sanctioned if he fails to produce the escapees.

“This sergeant has been given ten days to look for the prisoner, while an investigation is also going on to ascertain, why the sergeant shot the person also negligently allowing these prisoners to escape,” he said.

In May, Police in the Brong Ahafo Region similarly arrested two of their own for allegedly conniving with some residents of Akyeremade in the Sene West District, who stormed the district police headquarters at Kwame Danso and freed some four suspects in custody.

Some residents are said to have attacked the district police headquarters at Kwame Danso, assaulted police personnel on duty and released four inmates.

At the beginning of this year, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu disclosed that two of the seven suspects who escaped from the Kwabenya Police station, after armed assailants broke into the station and released them, have been rearrested.

Addressing the media, the IGP said the two were arrested at Worawora in the Volta Region.

By: Farida Yusif/