The three suspects have been identified as Francis Dabang, Kojo Dinaya and a juvenile remand prisoner (name withheld).
Three suspects who were being held by police in Tongo in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region have escaped from lawful custody.
The suspects identified as Francis Dabang, Kojo Dinaya and a juvenile remand prisoner (name withheld); broke out of the cell on Sunday (15 May) at about 19hours.
The suspects were being held in the cell for various crimes including defilement and stealing.
According to Asaase News sources, the suspects broke through the wall of a bathroom in the cell and got away on the blind side of three police officers who were on duty.
Sources said the suspects took advantage of a wall of the cell which had been dampened by the rains.
A fourth cellmate, however, did not take part in the escape and is currently assisting the police with investigations.
A manhunt for the cell breakers has since been launched. Police personnel have been deployed to track down the suspects.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Upper East Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), David Fianko-Okyere confirmed the incident when he spoke on News Link on A1 Radio.
“Yes, I can confirm that 3 people who were held at the Tongo District Police Station have escaped lawful custody,” he said.
ASP Fianko-Okyere explained that the circumstances under which the suspects escaped from lawful custody are under investigation.
“The Regional Police Command has taken interest in it and has directed that investigators embark on a full-scale investigation into the matter and come out with the details of how the suspects managed to escape,” he said.
ASP Fianko-Okyere explained that he would not be able to give full details of the escape of the suspects until a full report is released. He called on the public to give relevant information that would lead to the quick arrest of the escapees.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana