By Bekai Njie
Reports have indicated that at least 23 prisoners have reportedly escaped during a major prison break at the remand wing of the Jeshwang Prison between Thursday night and early hours of Friday.
Eight prison officers that were on duties have been arrested in connection with their escape.
A person familiar with the matter and who prefers to remain anonymous said it was not clear as to how the prisoners escaped, however, he said that some of the prisoners who escaped were jailed for different offences.
Dozens of security operatives were dispatched for a massive manhunt for the escaped prisoners.