It has now emerged that 93 of the prisoners were in jail for possession of firearms, 59 were in jail for murder and four had been convicted on both charges. Another 12 had been jailed for Aggravated defilement and defilement, while 18 were in for rape and five were in for robbery and aggravated robbery.
Following the escape, the UPDF was called to lead the search operations. But only nine of the escapees had been recaptured by Thursday evening. Baine said that joint forces were pursuing the armed group from Kotido who were heading northwards through the jungles of Moroto close to the Kenyan border.
Anthony Opio, the Prisons Commander in Charge Apac and Kwania Districts, said they had so far shifted 113 prisoners who were serving their sentences and remand inmates to various Prison facilities in Lango to give space for the new ones.
Uganda Prison's Service Spokesperson Frank Baine says that the newly constructed Kitalya Min Max Prison in Wakiso will be holding all suspects remanded from Kampala Metropolitan Area at this time. The facility which was built to hold inmates on longer sentences has been empty at the moment and is now seen as a perfect place of isolation.
A source at the prison facility, says the seven inmates complained about their health in the morning before they were taken to the garden but they were ignored.
He was to appear before Apac Grade One Magistrates Court on February 25th on charges of theft.