Six female convicts in prison escape in Mpulungu District
Mpulungu, July 15th, 2013, ZANIS —- SIX female inmates facing various charges have escaped from police cells at Mpulungu police station in Northern Province.
ZANIS reports from Mpulungu District that Police sources confirmed the development in an interview, today.
They said the suspects escaped from the holding cells after they tampered with the locks between 21:00hrs and 23: 00 hours on Thursday.
The suspects, some of who are believed to be dangerous, unlocked the grill door with sharp tools and the officers on duty only came to realize about the incident after they had fled around midnight the
The named escapees are Esther Ngandu and Maggie Lambwe who were jointly charged with murder, Elizabeth Mutale for trafficking in psychotropic substance and Ireen Ngandu convicted for Obstruction of officers on duty.
Others are Anna Nanyangwe and Chongo Namuyemba who were also facing different charges.
Police have appealed to members the general public to come forward with information concerning the whereabouts of the suspects.
A manhunt for the six female inmates has since been launched.