Prisoner being escorted to toilet escapes from custody in Vihiga

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 13:49 | < 1 min read

A prisoner who was on Tuesday night being escorted to the toilet from Serem Police Station managed to escape and efforts to re-arrest him bore no fruits.

Nelson Ayundi who was recently charged for the offence of stealing contrary to section 268 of the constitution managed to free himself from a handcuff and escaped the station located in Vihiga County.

Currently, efforts are underway to try and re-arrest the suspect who police have described as dangerous.

A police report seen by this K24 Digital revealed that the suspect was scheduled to be arraigned for a case hearing on August 13.

"It was reported today by two officers Adolf Dembede and Evans Ambani both of report office and cell sentry duty personnel that while taking two prisoners to the toilet located 30 metres away from the station one remandee identified as Ayondi Nelson escaped," the report read in part.

The report further revealed that the suspect loosened the handcuffs he had been handcuffed with his fellow remandee, dashed and jumped over the Cypress fence of the station and disappeared.

The two officers raised alarm and they were joined by other officers who chased after the suspect in vain.

Cases of prisoners who are facing charges escaping from police stations across the country have been on an upward trajectory.

Three weeks ago a murder suspect in Nakuru overpowered three police officers and escaped as he was being escorted to the hospital.

Francis Mwangi broke handcuffs, wrestled police officers and managed to sneak into a thicket but was later re-arrested after he was spotted by members of the public.

The suspect was being escorted to hospital after he was cornered by civilians and beaten in a mob injustice after he committed murder.

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