6 North West prisoners on the run

2012-04-13 13:18
Mahikeng - North West police were searching on Friday for six prisoners who escaped from the Morokweng police station earlier in the week.

A seventh escapee, John Jood, was re-arrested on Thursday in Motsoseng village in Mahikeng, said Captain Tselane Nkala.

Jood escaped while being held on charges of attempted murder, car hijacking and robbery.

Nkala said the other prisoners were Refilwe Bareki, 22, Panaso Nuro, 18, Napoleon Lepodisi, 25, Tebogo Mothupi, 30, Bassy Mokobadi, 22, and Godfrey Moncho, 28.

They had been detained on charges including rape, assault and robbery.

Nkala said the men escaped at 20:00 on Monday by cutting through the cell door.

"The police were alerted by a detainee who was in the cell with them when they escaped," she said.

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