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Prisoner Escapes, Caught At Bottle Store

A Mischievous prisoner who fled while they were fetching firewood at a prison farm appeared in court yesterday.

Never Soza, 31, of Chikonohono, was charged with evading lawful custody before Chinhoyi provincial magistrate Batsiranai Madzingira.

Magistrate Madzingira sentenced him to 46 months in prison, with 12 months suspended for good behavior.

He will be imprisoned for 36 months.

Clever Nyapfani, the prosecutor, told the court that on August 20, around noon, Soza and four other inmates were fetching firewood at Baruka Prison Farm.

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Soza went to a bushy area and disappeared.

The prisoner was in no-show prompted the prison warden to search for him, but his efforts were in vain.

The warden alerted other officers who rushed to the scene and combed the vicinity, but they could not locate Soza.

Soza was, however, apprehended by a team of prison wardens on the same day at around 7pm at Christos Shopping Centre bottle store in Chinhoyi. H Metro


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