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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’.

Full report on the News24 site