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Thursday, 26 November 2015 - 15:24 WIB

Prisoner Bribes Prison Guard to Escape

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Jayapura, Jubi – A recaptured prisoner who escaped from Timika prison last year said his parents bribed prison guards to allow him to escape. 

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Illustration – tempo.co

The 28-year-old convict, identified by his initials UW (28 years) had served three years of his sentence for rape when he escaped after his parents gave 4 million rupiah to a prison guard.

UW said he was asked to find the right time to escape. Shortly, a guard took him to Timika City by car. On the way, the guard asked him to run immediately.

“My mother told me she gave Rp 4 million to the guard. I was asked to wait the right moment. Some times ago, I was asked to go around by car. When we arrived in Timika City, he told me to run. So I ran away,” he said on Wednesday (25/11/2015).

During his escape, he decided to leave Timika and go to Sorong, West Papua. When he felt safe already, he returned to Timika some times ago.

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But he was embroiled in a assault case at Pasar Damai, Sempan, Timika.  “I think it’s safe now because I have not been in Timika for long time. The police arrested me because I assaulted someone at Pasar Damai,” he said.

As a consequence, he is now returning in jail of Mimika Baru Police Headquarter. Mimika Baru Police Chief Adjunct Police Commissionaire I Gede Putra confirmed if UW is a fugitive who escaped from the Timika Prison since 2014.

Mimika Baru Police Chief is currently coordinating with Timika Prison Level II B to restore him to the prison. Besides having to live the rest of his sentence, he also has to face the legal process in the assault case at Pasar Damai. (*/rom)

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