Kwabenya Jail Breakers: 2 Sentenced

An Accra circuit court on Tuesday sentenced two persons who broke jail at the Kwabenya Police Station in January.

The two, Prince Osei and Atta Kwadwo were convicted on their own plea of unlawful escaping from custody and abetment, leading to their 30 months imprisonment.

Counsel for the other accused persons filed an application for bail but was rejected by the court.

The presiding judge, Aboagye Tando handed them the 30 months each out of the usual 36 months because their cooperation made the proceedings swift.

The two were among some twelve persons who aided and abeted a jail break at the Kwabenya Police Station which killed a police officer, Emmanuel Ashilevi.

The twelve, nine of whom are awaiting trial, were arrested few days after the incident occurred.

The twelve accused persons presented before the court today are; Prince Odeon, George Yeboah, Atta Kwadwo, Nancy Denta and Kofi Darko. The rest are Kofi Seshie, Prince Kofi, Theophilus Bandah Acheampong, Edward Lartey, George Sarbah, Elvis Owusu and George Asante.

Ten have so far pleaded not guilty to all the charges, while Prince Osei aka Bebe and Atta Kwadwo pleaded guilty to the charges of escape from lawful custody and abetment to escape from lawful custody.

The case has been adjourned to Monday, the 26th of February, 2018.

Source:Ghana /myxyzonline com/93.1MHz