Committee to investigate attempted Kumasi jail break

General News of Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Source: Graphic Online

A five-member committee has been inaugurated to investigate the February 4, 2015 attempted jail break and fire incident at the Kumasi Central Prisons.

The committee is to submit its report within 14 days.

The committee is chaired by Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr Peter Baba. Other members are Superintendent Martin Anku Blame, Ghana Prisons Service; Captain N.Y.S. Mensah, Fourth Battalion of Infantry (4BN); Mr Festus Mensah-Gbekor, Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), and Mr K. Osei-Poku from the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC).

After swearing in the committee members, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr Samuel Sarpong, urged them to meet the 14-day deadline, adding that the timely completion of their work would go a long way to assist the government to identify and implement programmes aimed at bringing a lasting solution to the numerous challenges confronting inmates and prison officers.

He noted that the Kumasi Central Prisons was pivotal in the adjudication of justice and maintenance of law and order in the Ashanti Region.

Mr Baba, on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the authorities for the confidence reposed in them and assured them of a timely and credible report.

Present at the event were the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Yahmin; the Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Mr Nathan Kofi Boakye and Mr Kojo Bonsu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).