Escaped jailbird sends postcard from Thailand

Oualid Sekkaki, the convict who escaped from Turnhout penitentiary in Antwerp Province last December, has sent the prison management a postcard.  The postcard bears a Thai stamp and is now the subject of a police investigation.

Five inmates escaped from Turnhout after their evening walk on 19 December. The prisoners climbed over a wire and then scaled a six mere high wall.  Three prisoners were swiftly detained at Turnhout railway junction, while a fourth was collared in the Netherlands.

Oualid Sekkaki is 26 and the brother of prison escape champion Ashraf Sekkaki.  Oulid was serving time following a shooting in the summer of 2015.  Extradition to Morocco was mooted, but hadn’t yet happened.