Matilda Ampofo, a woman who had earned the nicknamed “man woman” was yesterday arraigned before the Kade Magistrates Court for escaping from lawful custody.
She pleaded guilty to escaping from lawful custody.
Police Inspector Francis Cobbina, prosecuting, told the court that on June 3, a case of stealing was reported at the Kade police station against Matilda and was referred to a policeman at the station to investigate.
He said at about 7.45pm, the detective and the complainant, together with two others, went to the Akwatia police to bring down Matilda who was being detained there.
On their way back to Kade, Matilda told the policeman that her accomplice was Kwasi Punisher of Kade, and that he was preparing to escape to Accra.
He said based on that information, Matilda led the policeman to the supposed accomplice’s house but they could not find him.
The prosecutor said on the way back to where they had parked their taxi cab, Matilda sought permission to urinate.
He said since they were accompanied by a woman, she was asked to take her to a wash room but Matilda took to her heels into the bush.
The policeman raised the alarm and she was re-captured and taken to the Kade police station and charged with escaping from lawful custody.