Jeshwang prison break: 23 escaped

Monday, August 06, 2018

A total number of 23 prisoners have reportedly escaped during a major prison break at the remand wing of the Jeshwang Prison, The Point can authoritatively report.

However, eight prison officers that were on duties have so far been arrested in connection with the matter. 

A source that spoke to our reporter on the condition of anonymity said it was not clear as to how the prisoners escaped. However, our source added that some of the prisoners who escaped were jailed for different offences and they are currently at large.

Currently, our source went on, dozens of security operatives were dispatched for a massive manhunt for the escaped prisoners.

Meanwhile, our source added that investigation is still on-going over the matter.

Author: Momodou Jawo