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2 Suspects Escape From Adjumani Hospital

Police in Adjumani district are hunting for two suspects who have escaped from their sick beds at Adjumani Hospital.
Police in Adjumani district are hunting for two suspects who have escaped from their sick beds at Adjumani Hospital.

 

The suspects escaped yesterday at around 4:00am according to sources at the hospital.

 

According to police the escapees were facing charges of burglary and theft. 

 

The two men whose identities could not be disclosed by the police because of security reasons were admitted at the hospital following numerous injuries inflicted on them by a mob who wanted to lynch them. Preliminary police investigations show that, the suspects decided to dismantle the handcuffs when the police officer assigned to guard them had gone out to look for food. They then kept monitoring his movements until they escaped.

 

Andrew Kaggwa, the District Police Commander, describes the two suspects as “hardcore criminals” who have been breaking into people’s homes using what he called sophisticated apparatus. He says police has been on their trail for a long time until they were arrested on Saturday last week. He has appealed to the public to help police in re-arresting the suspected criminals.

 

Security in Adjumani police cells has become a concern to many. Recently at least six suspects escaped from the cells at Adjumani central police station with majority of them charged with capital offences like aggravated defilement and murder.

 

Michael Ojja, the Adjumani hospital administrator, discloses that the two suspects vanished from the medical ward in the wee hours of Monday. He says after destroying the handcuffs in the evening, the suspects remained calm and fled when they were sure that the officer on duty had slept off.

 

He has urged the police to closely monitor suspects admitted at the health facility since the hospital management is not responsible for their security.

 

Ojja revealed that an inmate from Olia prison recently escaped from the hospital ward under the similar circumstances.

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