An inmate who escaped from a police cell in Nkafoa, Central Region, Ghana has narrated how a police officer helped her to escape after she gave in to his demand for sex.

The 27-year-old identified as Theresa Forson was rearrested after she escaped from prison with the help of a prison officer, Lance Corporal Isaac Apomah.

Theresa had been convicted in a theft case and was in police custody at Nkanfoa Police Station awaiting sentencing before she escaped.

Presenting a case against Apomah who made his first appearance before a court on Monday September 27, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Daniel Mensah disclosed that the police officer was the station officer at the Nkanfoa Police Station on September 25, 2021.

He revealed Apomah brought four sachets of ‘Abe Nsuo’ also called “One Show”, to the station and gave the plaintiff, who was at the time, a prisoner on remand at the station, two sachets to drink which she drank.

Around 3:00am, L/Cpl Apomah in a conversation with Theresa, said the detective handling her case was troublesome and that he could release her if she would allow him to have sex with her.

The inmate reportedly agreed to the deal and had sexual intercourse with the prison officer, L/Cpl Apomah, after which he opened up the cells for her to have her bath.

Upon arriving her family house, Theresa narrated all that had transpired to her father-in-law. The man then took her back to Bakaano Police Station where the incident was reported.

She was rearrested and handed over to the Kotokuraba Police for investigations. The prison officer who is to appear before the court again on October 12, 2021, was charged with rape and aiding the escape of a convict.