Police detective nabbed after helping convicted British escape prison


Police detective Lance Corporal Kwame Adu Assabeleh, lands in court after allegedly forging an official document in other to help a convicted British escape legal custody.

He was charged to the Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday, April 15, 2021, where he was slammed with three counts of forgery of official documents, abetment of crime, namely prisoner escape and corruption by a public officer.

As gathered by GhanaTalksRadio, the convict, Harold Davies collected his passport from the police detective – who had Davies in his costudy – to enable him flee to his home country, the United Kingdom.

Inspector Atuna Dickson stated in the court chaired by Afua Owusua that Asabereh, who pleaded not guilty to all charges against him, helped Davies escape legal custody because the criminal agreed to help him travel abroad.

Prosecutor Insp Dickson recounted that in 2019, a case of fraud involving Davies was handed over to Asabereh for investigation.

However, Davis was found guilty when he appeared before the court and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Insp Dixon further revealed that Asabereh was appointed to escort the British convict to Nsawam prison, but on their way, Asabereh took the criminal to his house at Sapeiman.

Investigation further showed that in other for Asabereh to cover his tracks, he had to forge the “Police Removal of Prisoners Book” to show that the criminal was sent and received by the Nsawam prison authorities.

The prosecutor said that the defendant confessed to the crime when he was arrested, and the case has been pushed until April 27.