5 Escape From Kasempa Prison
Residents are being advised to stay calm following news that five prisoners have escaped from prison in Kasempa District of North Western Province.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police Hudon Namachila has confirmed that police have launched a man-hunt to re-arrest the escaped convicts.
The prisoners were said to have eluded the police, forcing their way out of their cells due to a faulty lock system.
One of the prisoners is a convicted murderer whereas the other four were found guilty of assault and bodily harm.
“Yes the incident happened last week and we have launched a man hunt to bring escapees to book, the lock system was faulty and the inmates took advantage of that to force their way out, we wish to appeal to the public to report any information that would lead to the arrest of the five,” he stated.
Last week 17 suspects escaped from police custody in Mansa, Luapula Province after overpowering two police officers on duty.