Police, prison officials foil convict's escape bid

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A 25-year old man, Christian Akpohukah, on Monday in Lagos bolted after he was sentenced to a three-year imprisonment for stabbing his father with a knife.

Akpohukah escaped from prison officials while he was being led to the Black Maria after being sentenced by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, according NAN.

The convict was, however, given a hot chase by the prison officials and other law enforcement officials, who apprehended him in front of the Police College, Ikeja.

NAN reports that the incident which occurred at about 3:50 p.m. caused a stir.

Akpohukah was earlier sentenced to three years imprisonment for stabbing his father with knife in his stomach.

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He had pleaded guilty to the charge of assault on his arraignment on 5 May.

The Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Oshodi-Makanju, had sentenced the man without an option of fine.

“You are hereby sentenced to three years imprisonment with hard labour and without an option of fine.”

The prosecutor, Inspector Nurudeen Thomas had told the court that the accused committed the offence at 5:17 p.m on May 3 at their residence situated at No. 27, Fadeyi St., Olowora, Lagos.

He said the accused assaulted his father, Ayoryor Akpohukor, because he cautioned him against damaging the fence by throwing stones.

He said the offence contravened Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.