Kwabenya Jail Break: 2 Get 66 Months Imprisonment

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The Accra Circuit Court on Monday sentenced two more of the seven inmates who escaped from the Kwabenya Police Station to 66 months imprisonment.

The convicts, Kofi Darko, 25, a trader and Emmanuel Kotey, 24, a motor rider were handed the sentence after they pleaded guilty to escaping from lawful custody and conspiracy to escape from lawful custody.

Darko was slapped with a 32 months jail term, while Kotey received 24 months for his crime.

This is a the second time the court, presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, has handed jail terms to the escapees.

In February, two other escapees- Prince Osei and Atta Kwadwo, were slapped with a 60 month jail term, after they also pleaded guilty to the same offences.

Cell break

On January 21, 2018, seven inmates of the Kwabenya Police Station cell escaped from custody through a cell break carried out by six armed men.

The cell break led to the death of a police officer at the station, Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi.

Chibuzor Akwubu, Rockson Edem Dzigbede and Dickson Ofori, the other alleged cell breakers, are still on the run.

 

Source: Ghana/Graphic

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