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LC1 Chairperson Accuses Island Police of Helping Suspects Escape Justice

Buyondo Musa, the L C 1 Chairperson of Kitobo Landing Site in Bufumira says the area Police connive with criminal suspects who pay for their release without being charged for offences they are arrested over.

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Police in Bufumira sub county on the island district of Kalangala will have have to work extra hard to repair their image which residents and the local leadership are now regarding with suspicion. 

Buyondo Musa, the L C 1 Chairperson of Kitobo Landing Site in Bufumira says the area Policehave stopped serving any purpose on the island as they allegedly connive with criminal suspects who pay for their release without being charged for offences they are arrested over.

THe residents are incensed over a recent incident when on Friday last week, Police allegedly released Kasigirwa Twailu who destroyed a resident's properties, stoned her and injured family members while pretending to be drunk.

Kasigirwa allegedly assaulted Nanyonjo Winnie, a single mother of three over unspecified issues, leaving her and her three children injured. Nanyonjo is still nursing wounds since then.

Though Twailu was reported to Kitobo Landing Police Post and arrested, he was released immediately without being charged. Buyondo says Police in their area wanted from the victim, which she never had, hence the release of the suspect without being charged.

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Nanyonjo claims that when she inquired about the progress of the case, Magezi Hannington who is the CID officer at Kitobo Police Post informed her that the suspect was sick and thus released to go for medication, which she doubted.

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But when contacted by URN, Magezi denied releasing the violent suspect said instead that Twailu had escaped from custody, having disappeared from their cell at night and that police is hunting for him. The CID officer also dismissed the Chairperson's allegations of police conniving with Criminals.

Now, residents and LCs have requested the office of Kalangala RDC get interested in the matter and conduct of the police.

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