Wife of the jailed former minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos escaped from Psychiatric Hospital

Western Attica Police on Thursday arrested four penitentiary officers that were responsible for guarding Vicky Stamati, wife of the jailed former minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who escaped from Dromokaitio Psychiatric Hospital.

According to the case file, the four penitentiary officials, who were doing the two out of the three shifts guarding Stamati, will be taken to the prosecutor possibly later in the day. Stamati possibly escaped between 1.30 and 5.00 on Thursday morning using the balcony door, whose padlock was found unlocked but not broken.

Vicky Stamati left the hospital taking all her belongings with her. The prosecutor of the Areios Pagos top court Efterpi Koutzamani has already ordered an urgent preliminary investigation into Stamati’s escape while the Justice Ministry, according to a statement by Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos, has also ordered an urgent disciplinary investigation into the issue.