A prison inmate, said to be a Chinese national has escaped while receiving medical care at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
The inmate, Wang Xiao, was at the Nsawam Prison and was serving a one-year jail term for stealing.
He is said to have reported sick and needed dental care outside the prison walls. He was escorted to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. But while receiving medical care, he reportedly escaped from the hands of the prison officers who had escorted him to the hospital.
The incident happened on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. The Ghana Prisons Service has confirmed the incident.
DSP Irene Pokuah Wiredu, Head of Media Relations at the Ghana Prisons Service confirmed the incident to reporters and said the service has since issued a wanted person notice for public assistance to re-arrest the inmate.
She mentioned that the inmate, was arrested in Tema, went through a court trial for stealing and jailed one year, which he was serving at the Nsawam Prison.
The inmate is reportedly standing trial in another case, said to be serious offences. Investigations are underway and all those officers related to the issue are under interrogation.