Dec 31st, 2011 – Nigerian Actress Sentenced To Death By Hanging Escapes From Prison – Rabi Ismail
Popular Nigerian Hausa Actress , Rabi Ismail who was recently sentenced to death by hanging for homicide has escaped from a prison in Hadejia, Jigawa State. naijagists.com
The Kannywood (hausa meaning of Nollywood)actress, was convicted for the murder of her boyfriend in July of 2011 was sentenced to death by hanging by a Kano high court .
A senior prison officer in Jigawa confirmed Ismail’s escape to newsmen , said that the actress was awaiting execution when she was found missing and the State Prison Service has issued a search order for her capture. The Comptroller of Prisons in the state also disclosed , “The escapee was accused of murder and a high court in Kano ruled that she was guilty and sentenced her accordingly,Six people including three female wardens have been arrested and are being investigated for the mysterious disappearance of the convict.” Rabi Ismail was said to have drowned her boyfriend at the Bagauda Lake Resort in Kano