‘Fugitive still in Kuwait, might be with friends’
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18: Personnel from the Correctional Institutions and Implementation of Sentences have circulated the description of the fugitive prisoner who is believed to be thin and of wheat complexion sporting a light beard to all land, sea and air ports in addition to police patrols and security sectors, reports Al-Anba daily.
The daily quoting a security source said the Ministry of Interior and personnel from the Sentences Enforcement Department raided the house of one of his relatives in Sabah Al-Salem and also a farmhouse in Kabad but failed to find him.
The source pointed out according to available information the fugitive is still in Kuwait and might have taken shelter with friends or relatives but tremendous efforts are being exerted to arrest him.
The source said investigations carried out with the three guards, as well as another prisoner who was with the fugitive, concluded that there is no suspicion of collusion with the prisoner and said it is a clear case of dereliction of duty.
The source pointed out that the escapee was injured in the foot and was taken for treatment to the Farwaniya Hospital on the recommendation of the prison hospital.
The prisoner before his escape reportedly pleaded with the guards to remove the cuffs around his anklets claiming it hurts. When the vehicle stopped in front of the Farwaniya Hospital, the prisoner broke the glass and the iron net and ran away on foot.