Authorities count the cost of mass jailbreak
Publish date: 11 September 2017
Issue Number: 742
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Ivory Coast
Authorities in the Ivory Coast believe a guard may have allowed 98 inmates to escape from prison in the latest in a string of jailbreaks. ‘It's incomprehensible,’ said Coulibaly Ouamien, deputy mayor of Katiola, where the escape took place. A report on the News24 site notes that he said the prison wall is six metres high ‘so it was obviously an inside job’. A judicial source said ‘the security apparatus is partially responsible for this massive evasion’.