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Mobile phones confiscated from inmates of Kumasi prison

The inmates had been outwitting the security officers by hiding the phones on their bodies while returning from court or official labour outside the prison.

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This follows last year’s attempted jailbreak in which two prison inmates were shot dead by the police whiles some security officials sustained severe injures following clashes.

The Deputy Director of Prisons, Mr Lord Nii Boye Tagoe, said in Kumasi that the mobile phones facilitated the jailbreak plans as the inmates were able to communicate with friends outside the prison.

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Some prison officers are suspected of aiding the inmates by smuggling the phones and other prohibited items to them in their cells.

Mr Tagoe made this known at a memorial service held by the Kumasi Central Prison to commemorate the first anniversary of the attempted jailbreak in Kumasi.

The  event was used to take stock of the activities of the Kumasi Central Prison and reflect on what happened a year ago and how the authorities could prevent the recurrence of the attempted jailbreak.

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