Chinese Inmate At Nsawam Prison Escapes Custody After Allegedly Feigning Illness

Chinese Inmate At Nsawam Prison Escapes Custody After Allegedly Feigning Illness

  • A Chinese prison inmate has escaped while receiving medical care at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra
  • The inmate from the Nsawam Maximum Security Prison was serving a one-year jail term for stealing
  • He was initially arrested at Tema and jailed before being transferred to the Nsawam Maximum Security Prison

A Chinese national serving a one-year sentence at Nsawam Prison for theft has escaped from custody.

The inmate, Xiao, allegedly feigned illness and was subsequently transferred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for medical attention.

Chinese Inmate At Nsawam Prison Escapes Custody
The suspect reportedly tricked authorities by feigning illness. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Graphic Online reported that the escape occurred on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Reports indicate that he was initially arrested at Tema and jailed before he was transferred to the Nsawam Maximum Security Prison.

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The prison officer assigned to accompany him has been interdicted by the service pending an investigation into the incident.

Failed escape attempt

A robbery suspect has been sentenced to four years in prison with hard labour after escaping from police custody.

The prisoner escaped from the Tarkwa Local Prison while naked from the prison bathhouse by scaling a wall.

He was apprehended by a police officer and taxi driver and escorted back to the prison yard.

3 Cameroonians with Ghana Card caught trying to get Ghana passports

Three Cameroonian nationals were jailed for fraudulently acquiring a Ghana card and Ghana passport.

The three convicts plead guilty to entering and remaining in Ghana without a permit in addition to the Ghana Card fraud.

The three have been identified as Tibab Beltus Mbachick, Mbaku Ransson and Mba Dieudonne Akuro.

Nigerian women jailed for sex trafficking reported earlier that two Nigerian women were jailed for 10 years and seven years with hard labour after a sex trafficking conviction.

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The two women cried in court when sentenced on trafficking charges and begged to be sent back to Nigeria.

The four trafficking victims were in number and all Nigerian nationals, according to testimony in the Tarkwa Circuit Court.

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