Prisoners escape from Luanda and Okahao

WINDHOEK: A group of nine (9) prisoners who are all believed to be very dangerous persons have allegedly escaped from a prison facility in the area of Luanda in neighbouring Angola over the past few weeks.

And the alleged dangerous escapees are all still at large.

Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kaguantjivi told a press conference here on Sunday afternoon that the Angolan Police Force alerted their Namibian counterparts (NamPol) about the escaping of the nine prisoners as some may be seeking refuge in Namibia.

According to Kanguatjivi, the nine escapees were arrested by the Angolan Police Force on various serious charges such as murder, armed robbery and theft.

Meanwhile, Kanguatjivi did not give more details about the escaping of the Angolans, and he only requested the Namibian public to report any movement of suspicious men in their areas to the members of the Namibian Police Force or nearest police stations.

Here in Namibia, the Police at Okahao in the Omusati region reported that three trial-awaiting prisoners have allegedly escaped from lawful police custody at the police holding cells at Okahao n the early hours of Sunday (today) at about 03h25.

The report had it that the three trial-awaiting prisoners escaped through the door of the holding cell in which they have been kept.

It is suspected that the door of the holding cell was left wide open and unlocked and in the process the three suspects allegedly run through the Okahao Police Charge Office in order to gain freedom.

It is further reported that the trio escaped through the Okahao Police Charge Office shortly after they had allegedly switched off the electricity of the Okahao Police Charge Office.

Kanguatjivi did not give any information whether the police officers on duty were present at the Okahao Police Charge office when the alleged prisoners stage their dramatic run through the police charge office to freedom.

One of the three escapees- Thomas Amakali, 23- has already been re-arrested on the same day (Sunday) at about 11h00 at Evululuko village in the Etunda area, Okahao Constituency.

.The remaining two escapees are still at large and police investigations continue in order to track them down and bring them to book.

The remaining two prisoners still on the run are: Iiyambo Mikka, 23, and 25-year-old Joel Thomas.

The three men were police custody at Okahao Police Station’s holding cells each charged with a case of housebreaking and theft, said Kanguatjivi.

WINDHOEK: Nine dangerous prisoners allegedly escaped from a prison facility in Luanda, Angola over the past few weeks, and might be hiding in Namibia.

Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguantjivi told a media conference here on Sunday afternoon the Angolan Police Force alerted their Namibian counterparts about the escape, as some of the escapees may be seeking refuge in Namibia.

Kanguatjivi said the nine escapees were arrested by the Angolan Police Force on various serious charges such as murder, armed robbery and theft.

He could, however, not give more details about the escape, and requested the Namibian public to report any movement of suspicious men in their areas to the Police.

Here in Namibia, the Police at Okahao in the Omusati Region reported that three trial-awaiting prisoners allegedly escaped from custody at the police holding cells at Okahao on Sunday at about 03h25.

It is suspected that the door of the holding cell was left unlocked, and the three suspects allegedly first switched off the electricity in the Okahao Police Charge Office before running out of the main door.

One of the three escapees, Thomas Amakali, 23, was re-arrested on the same day at the Evululuko village in the Etunda area of the Okahao Constituency.

The remaining two – Iiyambo Mikka, 23, and 25-year-old Joel Thomas – are still at large, and police investigations continue in order to track them down.

The three were in Police custody for individual housebreaking and theft charges, said Kanguatjivi.

SOURCE: NAMPA