17 inmates escape from Mbala prison

SEVENTEEN inmates have escaped from Mbala state prison Mbala district commissioner, Best Kabulembe has confirmed the escape yesterday and said only one had been captured so far.

Kabulembe said the prisoners escaped after they cut the barbed wire fence during a downpour on Saturday.

He said the escapees were among hard-core criminals and dangerous remaindees facing murder charges.

Kabulembe has cautioned members of the public to be wary of the criminals and report any suspects to relevant authorities.

Kabulembe said the escapees were a security risk to members of the public in the district.