Three Detainees escape from Mbengwi prison. Apong F. from Ngie , Toh P. from Njah Etu village and Ndzi E. - Gunekwo village all in Momo Division, Sunday November 15, 2009 reportedly escaped from the Mbengwi prison through the walls of the kitchen.
Apong was reportedly trapped at Alabukam on his way to Bamenda while his two accomplices are still at large. The suspected bandits, who were awaiting trial for alleged aggravated theft, sneaked out via the porous kitchen wall just when they were about making their entrance into the yard back from the church.
The bandits are said to have made over three months in detention without trial. The application of the new Criminal Procedure Code as far as their case is concerned is not clear. Justice delayed is justice denied it should be recalled.
The Vanguard gathered that the Warder on guard was helpless at the time of the escape as he was all alone.It is alleged that escape of prisoners from Mbengwi prison is growing at alarming proportions due to the poor prison conditions and porous security.
By our news desk, Nyassa Julius