A manhunt has been launched in Ghana for 6 armed robbers who were freed by their colleagues, who stormed Kwabenya District Police Headquarters in the early hours of Sunday.
It was gathered that the policeman on duty was gunned down by the men from the underworld, who freed five Ghanaians and one Nigerian identified as Chibuzo Akwuba.
Greater Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Afia Tenge, who confirmed the incident, told newsmen that the armed robbers behind the jail breakout will be arrested, and urged the public to remain calm.
“The police is containing the situation, the situation is under control and we are doing everything we can to bring the perpetrators to book, to get them arrested. So for now, we have to assure the public that we are doing everything humanly possible to get these suspects arrested and also give the general public the needed security” she said.
Ghanaian media also reports that the Inspector General of Police David Asante Apietu, Director of General operations, Dr. Dampare, Acting Director General, CID, DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwari Addo Danqauh and DCOP George Mensah visited the scene, to get first-hand information on the incident.
Here are photos of the freed suspects below;
Recall that in December 2017, the Akwa Ibom Controller of Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, Mr. Alex Oditah, yesterday, announced the re-arrest of 14 out of the 47 inmates that escaped from the Ikot Ekpene Prisons on December 7.
Oditah also said in Uyo that a three-man committee was inaugurated, to ascertain the immediate and remote cause of the incident to forestall future occurrence.
“Some inmates escaped from Ikot Ekpene Prison on December 7, at about 12.45p.m.; to ascertain the total number of those that escaped we had to do headcount. We discovered that 47 inmates had escaped from custody. Immediately, a search party swung into action and 14 were recaptured” he said.
The controller added that four of those who escaped died from bullet wounds when they tried to overpower prisons officers on duty.