K50,000 for Kapris

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The National, Tuesday 11th June 2013

 POLICE are offering a total of K100,000 for information leading to the capture of Bomana prison fugitives William Kapris and Raphael Walimini.

Deputy Police Commissioner Simon Kauba announced yesterday that K50,000 was being offered to anyone who had information on the whereabouts of convicted bank robber Kapris and a similar amount for convicted killer, Walimini.

Another reward of K15,000 was offered two weeks ago by Correctional Services Commissioner Martin Balthazar – K10,000 for information leading to the arrest 

of Kapris and K5,000 for Walimini’s.

Kauba, the police chief of operations, said it was anticipated the larger reward would be a greater incentive for people to give information on the whereabouts of the two who escaped from Bomana jail four weeks ago on May 14.

He added that personal details of informants would be kept confidential.

Kapris was serving 30 years for armed robbery while Walimini was serving a life sentence for murder. 

A third escapee, convicted killer Michael Warangu, died from gunshot wounds following a confrontation with police and CS officers.

“We have some leads and are working around the clock in our attempt to find the two fugitives but more effort is needed and therefore we have resolved to increase the reward for information leading to their arrest,” Kauba said.

“I am confident and it is now a matter of time before the escapees are recaptured and returned to jail.”

Kauba said the joint-security operation between the CS and police would continue until the escapees were arrested.

He appealed to citizens to help the authorities by reporting the movements of suspicious people in their localities.

They can contact the director of criminal investigations on 3226128 or the Crime Stopper Hotline on 3244200 at Boroko police station or police headquarters on 3226160.