5 Oct 2018

PNG prisoner escapes while in hospital

12:09 pm on 5 October 2018

A man described as a well known underworld figure in Papua New Guinea has escaped custody a second time - this time while receiving hospital treatment.

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Tommy Maeva Baker gave warders the slip while in Port Moresby General Hospital.

The Post Courier reported he ran to a waiting vehicle which then disappeared.

Mr Baker is facing trial over robberies in Alotau in Milne Bay and at Kupiano station in Abau in Central Province.