Justice – Three Cameroonian prison guards have been jailed seven years each for negligent in the escape of the detained Mayor of Massock-Songloulou, Paul Hiol, from hospital bed.
Mayor Hiol, detained since August 2012 at the New-Bell prison, pending his trial for 'embezzlement of public funds' and 'complicity in embezzling public funds', was allow to go to hospital under escort but escaped last November.
The three guards are Ngangue Kingue, Godfred Ngwang and Philipp Serges Odoh.
Hiol's escape was the second in one month. The first was by Jean Kengne, alias Jean Louis Soh, who was serving a 10-year sentence in 2011 but ran away on 17 September, 2012, while under the watch from prison guards.
The Douala Central prison, built in 1938 to accommodate 600 inmates, currently houses almost 3,500 detainees. Besides its structures are now dilapidated.