Five prisoners facing charges of murder, rape and stock theft allegedly escaped from custody at the Okahandja Police Station Wednesday night but three of the escapees have since been rearrested. The Namibia press agency quotes Nampol’s Otjozondjupa crime investigations coordinator as saying that the inmates allegedly managed to cut through the burglar bars of the doors to their cells with unknown objects and exited the police station building through the roof some time between 8 and 10 at night. She warned that the two remaining escapees are considered dangerous and therefore community members should not try to arrest or hide them, but to report their whereabouts to the nearest police station.
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