3 escape from Mukobeko maximum prison

THREE condemned prisoners yesterday escaped from Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison in Kabwe after breaking prison walls, according to sources.

And police have arrested a mortuary attendant at Chibombo’s Liteta Hospital for allegedly stealing money from a passenger who died in last Thursday’s Chibombo accident involving a Zampost Bus that left about 51 people dead.

Zambia Prison Service sources told The Post yesterday that the daring escape occurred in the early hours of yesterday and that a manhunt has since been launched to recapture the fugitives.

“Yes, the three condemned prisoners have escaped. It was in the night and they just broke the walls,” a source said. “This should be the third time since that prison was built that people have escaped. The first time was some time in 1989, the second should have been around 1997 and now this one is the third time.