Kwabenya jailbreak: 2 convicted; 10 others remanded

Kwabenya jailbreak: 2 convicted; 10 others remanded

-An Accra Circuit Court has convicted two escapees in the Kwabenya jailbreak incident

-The two pleaded guilty before the court presided over by Justice Aboagye Tandoh

-A third escapee and nine others have been remanded to reappear on February 13.

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Two escapees in the Kwabenya jailbreak have been convicted by an Accra Circuit Court after pleading guilty to two charges of escaping lawful custody and abetment to escape lawful custody.

Two escapees in the Kwabenya jailbreak incident have been convicted.

The Kwabenya escapees

The two, Prince Osei 27, and Atta Kwadwo, 20, were part of fugitives released from cells at the Kwabenya police station in Accra on Sunday, January 21 by suspected armed robbers.

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27-year-old Prince Osei has been convicted

Prince Osei. Photo credit: citifmonline

The robbers' attack led to the killing of Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi.

A third escapee, Kofi Darko pleaded not guilty to the charges and is expected to go through normal process of trial.

Atta Kwadwo has been convicted over the Kwabenya jailbreak.

Atta Kwadwo. Photo credit: citifmonline

The presiding judge, Aboagye Tandoh after convicting Osei and Atta on their own plea deferred judgment February 13, 2018.

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Meanwhile nine other suspects were also arraigned before the same court for their parts in the attack.

They are are Nancy Dentaa, George Yeboah, Prince Kofi Acheampong, Edward Lartey, Kofi Seshie, George Sarbah, Elvis Owusu, George Asante and Theophilus Bandah.

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They all pleaded not guilty to the charge of abetment to escape from lawful custody and have been remanded alongside Darko to reappear on February 13.

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