A source at Arua Chief Magistrate’s court told URN that the suspects used a master key to open the gate to the cells around 11:00am and escaped. Three other suspects remained in the cells yelling, which attracted the attention of court officials.
There was drama at Arua court premises on Tuesday when 15
suspects broken out of the holding cells and escaped to freedom. The suspects
are members of the notorious Brazil Gangsters in Club Cell River Oli in Arua Central
They were arrested over the weekend after dropping letters
threatening to attack local council leaders for reporting them to security and
were scheduled to appear in court on a string of charges including threatening
violence, robbery and theft among other when they broke out of their holding
A source at Arua Chief Magistrate’s court told URN that the
suspects used a master key to open the gate to the cells around 11:00am and
escaped. Three other suspects remained in the cells yelling, which attracted
the attention of court officials.
“There was only one police officer at the main gate here ad down there where
the suspects were kept its normally guarded by the prison warders who were not
there because of covid19 lock down,” said one of the male guards at the main
According to the guard, the suspects fled the court premises through
the unguarded southern ends. URN captured some of the conversation from the
people who witnessed the escape of the suspects.
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think the best.…
will die…. //
The three suspects who remained in the cells told URN that the escapees used an
improvised master key to open the gate.
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The West Nile Region Police Spokesperson, Josephine Angucia declined to comment
on the incident, saying it happened outside police jurisdiction.
says police would track the suspects since their homes and villages are known.
us police we did our part and it’s now court to handle this otherwise, this
could be interference on the side of the court,” said Angucia. The remaining
suspects were returned to Arua Central Police Station.