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Ex-policeman rearrested after escaping from custody

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Nsuta Circuit Court on last Tuesday remanded Samuel Ntem an ex-policeman in prison custody for escaping from lawful custody.
He pleaded not guilty and he is to reappear on September 22.
Prosecuting Detective Chief Inspector Emmanuel Nyamekye told the court that the accused is a dismissed policeman formally stationed at Cantonments in Accra.
He said in March 12,  the accused was arrested at Wiamoase by victims he had allegedly defrauding of  various sums of money to get them enlisted into the Ghana Police Service and was handed over to the police at Wiamoase.
He said the accused was detained in police cells for investigation.
He said on March 14, at 6:15am, the accused whilst in cells, requested to visit the toilet. He was moved from cells and escorted to a toilet in the police barracks behind the charge office.
After easing himself, the accused who was being escorted back to the charge office managed to escape.
He was never seen despite frantic efforts to recapture him.
The Prosecutor said, on July 30, police at Medina in Accra arrested him from his hideout following similar cases of police enlistment fraud reported against him.
In August 31, the accused was handed over to the police at Wiamoase to investigate the case of escape from lawful custody.
He said the accused person in his investigation caution statement to the police admitted the offence and was subsequently charged and arraigned before the court.
Source: GNA | Ghana

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