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19.05.2016 Social News

Court remands escapee and friends into prison

By GNA
Court remands escapee and friends into prison
LISTEN MAY 19, 2016

By Regina Benneh, GNA
Sunyani, May 16, GNA - A circuit Court in Sunyani has remanded into prison custody a 21 year old fugitive who escaped while on admission at the Sunyani Regional Hospital but was arrested on Monday by the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command.

Chief Inspector Christopher Tawiah, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Wednesday in Sunyani, said the suspect and his two friends were arrested while dressing his facial wounds at their hide out at Kwatire in the Sunyani West District.

He said the two friends of the suspect have been remanded into prison custody on a charge of harbouring criminal and are to re-appear in Court on Monday May 30, 2016.

The arrest was made 11 days after the Police Constable who was guarding suspect at the Hospital was given a 10-day ultimatum by his superiors to find him or be charged for negligence.

Yeboah had earlier been arrested on May 2, 2016 at about 1930 hours in an unconscious state when he was nearly lynched by an angry mob after he and an accomplice now at large allegedly attacked and robbed a trader in her shop at gun-point, at Ohene Djan, a suburb of Abesim, near Sunyani.

He reportedly snatched away a handbag containing GH¢ 2,500.00.

The suspected robbers in the course of absconding with the booty on a motor bike were spotted by an 18-year-old youngman who raised the alarm, which attracted neighbours.

After a hot chase by the mob, luck eluded Yeboah and was captured whilst his other accomplice managed to escape.

He was rescued by the Police and rushed to the Sunyani Regional Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment.

Yeboah was handcuffed and put on a 24-hour Police guard, whilst still on admission but he managed to escape from the Hospital on Thursday May 5, 2016 at about 2300 hours, leaving the handcuff hanging on the hospital bed.

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