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19 June 2010

Togo requests INTERPOL global alert for two dangerous jailbreak fugitives

LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued an international alert, or Orange Notice, at the demand of Togo after two convicted criminals escaped from a jail in Lomé.

Togolese national Jean Cados Gbongbontsi Kossi, alias Laurent Kiki, aged 38, and Nigerian national Friday Chukwu, aged 29, broke out of their Lomé jail in the early hours of 10 June. Both men are reported as extremely dangerous, with convictions for multiple armed robberies, illegal possession of drugs and firearms, and involvement in organized crime.

Following a request from INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Lomé, INTERPOL’s Command and Co-ordination Centre (CCC) at its General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon has issued an Orange notice to all of the world police body’s 188 member countries, to assist police identify, locate and arrest the two fugitives.

All NCBs have been requested to circulate the Orange Notice to all relevant national and migration authorities. An INTERPOL Orange Notice can be issued by its General Secretariat for any act or event which poses a risk to public safety and security around the world.