Watch how prison officers aided Chinese prisoner escape – CCTV exposes

Two prison guards have appeared in an Accra Circuit Court on allegations that they helped Wang Xiao, a Chinese prisoner at Nsawam Medium Prison who was found guilty, escape.

Charges of conspiracy and facilitating escape have been brought against Joseph Oteng and Sergeant Isaac Boateng Bonsu.

The accused correctional guards allegedly reported to their supervisors that they were contacted by a Toyota Vitz automobile, which took off with the prisoner, after they had visited the hospital.

Watch how prison officers aided Chinese prisoner escape – CCTV exposes

However, they have been unmasked by hotel CCTV footage. According to the CCTV footage, the accused took the Chinese convict to a hotel where he was shown a room to meet his wife.

While the officers waited in the hotel lobby area, the prisoner and his wife are said to have escaped over the balcony.

They entered not guilty pleas, and the court, chaired by Mrs. Afia Owusua Appiah, granted them bail in the amount of GHC 100,000 per, subject to the proof of two sureties.

The date of their return is April 9, 2024. The complainant was the third in command at the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons, according to the prosecution, which was led by Chief Inspector Wisdom Alorwu, and the accused were under his supervision.

The prosecution said on February 7, 2024, at around 0700 hours, the two officers were detailed to escort Wang Xiao, a Chinese national serving a one-year sentence at Nsawam Medium Security Prisons, to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.

The prosecutor said that after the convict was treated by a medical officer at the hospital’s Dental Department, the two accused agreed to accompany him to the Oceans Hotel in Korle Gonno to meet his wife for a discussion in exchange for a reward of GHC1,000, which they agreed to split.

According to Chief Inspector Alorwu, the accused removed the convict’s handcuffs and took him to the hotel reception. The second accused, Bonsu, informed the receptionist that they were there to see someone in one of the rooms.

The prosecution said the two accused sent the convict to the room, where they met his alleged wife, who offered them KFC rice and drink while she “spends some time with the husband alone.”

Upon returning to the hotel room to contact the convict, the accused discovered that both the convict and his alleged wife had fled through the balcony.

The prosecutor said that after the convict fled, the accused proceeded to Tema Station Hockey to hide the handcuffs with a witness in the case.

They immediately called their superiors in Nsawam and informed them that when escorting the convict from the hospital, they were unexpectedly stopped by a yellow and black unregistered Toyota Vitz taxi, and the inmate leapt into the taxi and fled with it.

The prosecutor said the accused were interrogated by their superiors at the Prisons National headquarters, who then submitted a formal complaint to the Police on February 13, 2024.

During investigations, the accused led police to the hotel. A review of CCTV footage revealed that the convict and his wife jumped from the balcony of the first-floor building and fled while the accused were relaxing in the reception area after receiving meals from the convict’s wife.

The prosecutor said that it was only when the hotel staff alerted them to check on the prisoner that they realized he had escaped.

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