JAILED! Prince Adu Gyamfi
A KUMASI Circuit Court, presided over by D.P.W. Armediour, has jailed Prince Adu Gyamfi, the 20-year-old suspected murderer who recently escaped from the grips of the police while being escorted to prison in Kumasi.
The court sentenced the self-confessed auto electrician to two years? imprisonment in hard labour, for escaping from lawful custody contrary to section 226(c) of Act 29/60.
Before being sentenced, the convict had denied escaping and pleaded with the court to allow him to call Mr. William Boampong, the KMA Circuit Court judge, to be his witness, insisting that the judge had discharged him in his court.
Chief Inspector James Amekah, presenting the facts of the case, said the convict and his two accomplices, Alex Ofosu and George Anaba, were already answering charges of murder and robbery before the KMA Circuit Court.
On October 29, 2013, the prosecutor said, the alleged terror robber managed to escape from the custody of Detective Chief Inspector Samuel Adjei, who was escorting him and others to the Kumasi Central Prisons.
Adu Gyamfi succeeded in absconding after unlatching the handcuff, jumped from the vehicle in which he was being transported and headed towards the bushy area of the Golden Tulip Hotel. Attempts to re-arrest him immediately were unsuccessful.
According to the prosecution, after four months of going into hiding, the convict was re-captured when he resumed vigorous robbery attacks with two other goons at the Asawase suburb of Kumasi.
At the Asawase police station, the convict, in an attempt to outwit the security agents, gave a different name as Bashiru Gambo, but was later identified by Detective Chief Inspector Samuel Adjei as the young man who escaped from his hands.
He refuted the charges against him, insisting that he had been discharged by the KMA Circuit Court.
However, Judge D.P.W. Armediour turned down his request and accordingly sentenced him, based on his admission to the police in his caution statement that he escaped from lawful custody.
FROM James Quansah, Kumasi