Hospitalised Inmate Skips Police Protection

Although information was sketchy at the time of writing, both prison and hospital sources told Radio VOP reporter that the suspect facing theft charges escaped from his hospital bed and slipped out.

“The suspect robbed a truck driver of a gas stove in along Chinhoyi-Chirundu highway and was arrested before he appeared before a Karoi magistrate who remanded him in custody.

“He convinced the court that he was ill and was put under prison guard for nearly six days” said officers whom we can not name for professional reasons.

Two officers including a senior prison officer and his junior were on duty starting around 10 in the night and were due to knock off at 6 in the morning. 

Hospital sources said the officers searched everywhere as they realised that the suspect had slipped out.

“They looked confused, searching in toilets, under beds and other wards but to no avail. The search is still on” said a hospital source speaking on that he is not named.

Karoi Prison Officer in Charge Supt Christine Manhivi refused to comment when contacted but sources said the two officers are under probe over the prisoner escape case.