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Two get 66 months imprisonment for jailbreak at Kwabenya

Author: Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson

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.