Convicted fraudster escapes from Nsawam Prisons

A fraudster who was convicted and sentenced for internet fraud last year has escaped from the Nsawam maximum prisons, has learnt.

Maurice Asola Fadola escaped from the prison last week. sources within the Prisons Service say the issue is creating discomfort within the rank and file of the service as a directive has been issued for his re-arrest before the matter becomes public.

Fadola last year defrauded some British widows and pensioners of about £800,000. He reportedly posed as an Army General who needed money for emergency medical services.

He was subsequently arrested and slapped with a five-year jail term by the Financial Division of the High court in Accra after his victims filed a complaint of his activities with the police . Fadola was also convicted on 28 counts of defrauding by false pretenses. sources say the national security is yet to get involved in the matter.