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The Ghana Prisons Service is diligently working to recapture a Chinese inmate who escaped from the Nsawam Prison, according to Superintendent Abdul Latif Adamu, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Prisons Service.
The Chinese national was serving a one-year sentence at Nsawam Prison for theft and other serious offenses. The escape took place after the inmate purportedly feigned illness, leading to his transfer to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for medical attention on February 7, 2024.
The individual, initially arrested in Tema, had been transferred to the Nsawam Maximum Security Prison after his conviction.
Superintendent Abdul Latif Adamu, in an interview on Eyewitness News with Umaru Sanda Amadu on February 12, 2024, confirmed the incident and assured the public that the Prisons Service is actively pursuing leads to rearrest the escaped inmate.
The escape is currently under investigation, and Mr. Adamu expressed confidence in the gathered leads, stating, “We have gotten a lot of leads that are proving to be successful in what we are doing”