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Another prisoner escapes

Tevita Vuibau
Monday, November 26, 2012

A prisoner managed to escape the clutches of authorities after escaping from St Giles Hospital yesterday.

The prisoner was part of a group of three who escaped from the psychiatric institution yesterday.

However two of the men have been recaptured.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the details saying that two of them were remand prisoners while the third was a patient.

"The two remand prisoners are 31-year-old Alipate Radrodro and 26-year-old Etonia Malumu. Lenaitasi Ranuku who is a patient escaped with the other two from the custody of hospital staff," Ms Naisoro said.

"However, Ranuku was recaptured by two police officers from Cunningham while Radrodro was brought back to the hospital by his parents."

She said this show of cooperation on the part of family members was greatly appreciated by the Fiji Police Force.

Ms Naisoro also reiterated that it's an offence to harbour escapees and urged people to do the right thing and turn in those on the run to authorities.

Meanwhile, police are continuing the search for Etonia Malumu and Iowane Bendito who are still at large.

Members of the public are being advised to contact their nearest police station or community post if they have any information on the duo's whereabouts.