Reports indicate that a citizen of China, who was serving a one-year prison term for theft at Nsawam Jail, has managed to flee while being transported to a medical facility for treatment.
Allegedly, the individual pretended to be unwell, leading prison authorities to organize his transfer to a hospital. It was during this transit that the escape took place, sparking inquiries into the efficacy of security measures.
The correctional officer tasked with accompanying the convict during the medical transfer has been suspended pending a comprehensive probe into the matter. Authorities are eager to comprehend the circumstances that allowed such a security lapse to occur.
An official from the prison service has confirmed the escape to Citi News, disclosing ongoing efforts to recapture the escapee. Despite this setback, the service remains optimistic about their ability to locate the fleeing prisoner, citing promising leads that could aid in their apprehension.