Two officials at Rutana prison in southeastern Burundi have been arrested for reportedly facilitating the evasion of two inmates and the desertion of two policemen, the Burundian police spokesman said Tuesday.

“The director of Rutana prison Jonas Mbonimpa and another non-commissioned police officer were arrested yesterday (Monday) for facilitating the evasion of two inmates and the desertion of two prison guards,” Burundian Police Spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said.

“The four persons – the two inmates and the two policemen – have not been seen since Thursday last week,” Nkurikiye said.

The inmates’ evasion and the desertion of the two policemen happened as the policemen were escorting the two inmates to hospital.

According to Nkurikiye, the director of Rutana prison and the non-commissioned police officer were immediately taken to Bururi prison after their arrest. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh