Four (4) suspects in police custody in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region for defilement and other related offenses have escaped, according to Ghana Police Service officers in the area.
Sergeant Lariba Abilba, Constable Kichekpa Ju Napoleon Banu, and Constable Ntiamoah Elizabeth reported hearing cell inmates Fawas Musah, a juvenile remand prisoner, Francis Dabang, a suspect in a defilement case, and Kwojo Dinaya, another suspect in a stealing case singing praises and worship while on duty at the charge office, according to a police situational report.
When one of the officers went to visit the cell after a while, she discovered that the prisoners had taken a block from the cell wall in the lavatory, much to her dismay.
Inmates had fled from lawful custody, it was revealed.
Meanwhile, soldiers have been dispatched to aid in the search for the fugitives, while an armed guard who collapsed following the event is being treated at the Tongo District hospital.