By Justin Omara
Juba, Oyam—26, May 2020: A young man who escaped from Oyam Prison cell and ran to South Sudan is now pleading to return home and face justice.
The detainee, identified as Adoko James from Minakulu Trading Centre, Oyam district, says he escaped from prison because the complainant was trying to use money to influence the case against him.
“I escaped because my complainant wanted to use money and convict me by force. She was even having some connection with some prison warders,” Adoko tells TND News from his current hideout in South Sudan.
Adoko asked TND News to connect him to the OC Oyam government prison where he escaped from. He added he wants to come back for his trial in Court.
Asked why he thinks it is good to offer himself for trial after escaping, Adoko said that: “It is very hard to live as a wanted person.”
“A prisoner who once escaped from prison and later handed himself to police for trial has been, and has already served his jail sentence,” he continues.
Before escaping from prison, Mr Adoko says he tried to get in touch with the OC Oyam Prison and explain the actions of his accuser. According to Adoko, who sounded very remorseful, the OC Prison only told him he would meet the Grade One Magistrate and discuss the issue.
This promise, according to Oyam’s young man, proved futile, hence forcing him to escape from prison.
Mr Adoko wishes to return home as soon as the borders are open so he can face the law, since his situation is greatly affecting his family, back home.
The publication’s several attempts via telephone to get a comment from Officer In Charge [OC] Prison Oyam, S. P M Obin has been futile.