Seven remadees made a dash for freedom from within the prison compound as they were moving about during lunch hour.
All seven remadees were in custody for various serious offences, mostly armed robbery. Wagambie says, of the seven, two of the escapees were shot and died of their wounds just beyond the prison compound vicinity whilst they were trying to escape.
Police were alerted and assisted in blocking off escape routes.
“It was quite difficult to identify the escapees as they are remandees and do not wear prison uniforms and not groomed,” says Wagambie.