Chinese prisoner escapes jail at Nsawam

A Chinese National has reportedly escapes jail term at the Nsawam Prison. The Chinese National who is serving one year jail term for theft at the Nsawam Prison according to Graphic is said to fallen ill and was receiving medical attention at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

Wang Xiao is reported to have purportedly feigned illness, prompting prison authorities to transport him to the hospital for medical attention.

However, during his time at the hospital, Xiao eluded the accompanying prison officers and escaped, the Graphic Online report added.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

The Ghana Prisons Service has officially confirmed the escape, with DSP Irene Pokuah Wiredu, Head of Media Relations, stating that a wanted person notice has been issued, seeking public assistance in locating and re-arresting Wang Xiao.

The inmate, originally apprehended in Tema, underwent a court trial for theft and was serving a one-year sentence at Nsawam Prison. Furthermore, reports indicate that Wang Xiao is facing additional charges in a separate case.

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