Atadeka jailbreak: 7th escapee surrenders to police


One of the inmates who escaped from lawful custody at Zenu-Atadeka in the Kpone-Katamanso municipality of the Greater Accra Region, has been rearrested by the police.

Sumaila Karim turned himself in and has since been detained. This brings the number of recaptured fugitives to seven.

Six other inmates who escaped have been re-arrested while efforts are underway to locate the other escapees for arrest.

About 12 inmates on remand escaped from jail on Easter Day when a police officer opened the cell to put a suspect in custody.

One of the inmates allegedly poured hot porridge into the face of the police officer, paving way for 12 suspects to escape.

Three out of the 12 escapees who were re-captured in Juapong were arraigned on the charges listed below;

  1. Conspiracy to committing crime namely; escape from lawful custody,
  2. Assault on a public officer and
  3. Escape from lawful custody.

The accused persons pleaded guilty to all three counts.

They were found guilty and accordingly sentenced to two (2) years imprisonment.

They were also asked to compensate the complainants with an amount of Three Hundred Cedis (GHS300.00) each or in default be sentenced to six (6) months in hard labour.


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