Four inmates escape from Manus jail

Four inmates who were arrested and charged for serious offense in Manus escaped from the Correctional Service facility on New Year eve.

Acting provincial police commander Senior Inspector David Yapu said three of them are remandees awaiting their cases in court, while one was convicted for escaping.

PPC Yapu has appealed to those escapees to surrender to police and CS or Police will go out and hunt them.

He said one of the men; Lester Sevua surrendered to police last week Friday (Jan 6.)

He was arrested and charged with sexual penetration and was remanded, awaiting court when he escaped. He is expected to be slapped with another charge for escaping.

Three of the inmates are still at large.

 They are remandees Kelly Kuwoh who was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery and Escape and Oli Egi who was arrested and charged for rape.

A convict, Alois Andrew also remains at large. He was convicted for escape.


(Picture source: WJBF-TV


Sally Pokiton