Wed. Apr 24th, 2019

Two inmates re-arrested after escaping from prison cell

By Synd Kalimbuka
Two prisoners were on Sunday rearrested after they escaped from prison at Zomba Central Prison.
Spokesperson for Zomba Central Prison, Chimwemwe Shaba confirmed in an interview on Sunday that the two escaped from the prison through the prison’s workshop fence.
“The incident happened early in the morning around 600hrs on Sunday. The inmates were seen by fellow prisoners as they were escaping. They started shouting which alerted prison officers who were on duty,” said Shaba.
Shaba said the officers chased them until they were apprehended around St Mary’s location within the city of Zomba.
Prison Spokesman added that the officers did not use rifles to shoot at them to avoid harming them.
The two were identified as Austin Banda and John Asidi aged 20 and 33 respectively.

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