The Nsawam Medium Security Prison has been locked-down following an attempt by notorious criminal, Johnson Kombian, and two others, to break jail late Sunday.
The Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Prison’s Service, DSP Courage Atsem confirmed the incident.
“What I can confirm is that, there was an attempted escape last night [Sunday], which was foiled by the officers on duty. Everybody is intact. The Police have begun a full scale investigations into the incident to get the full details of what occurred,” he said.
Kombian, alias Garkum, was arrested, tried and sentenced to seven years in prison by the Tamale Circuit Court, but he escaped while serving his jail term.
He later fled to his hometown, Nakpanduri in the Bunkprugu Yunyoo District of the Northern Region, where he sought refuge.
However, on November 19, 2010, he was re-arrested through the efforts of INTERPOL, when he crossed the border at Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District to visit his girlfriend.
He was on August 19, 2015, sentenced to death by hanging on two counts of murder, after a seven-member jury returned a guilty verdict.
He is also serving a 30-year jail term on the charge of conspiracy.