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Suspect Commits Suicide in Police Cells :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Suspect Commits Suicide in Police Cells

A police officer, who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, says Muhekyi was found hanging in the Police cells on Tuesday evening. According to the officer, Muhekyi had vowed not to answer for a crime he didnt commit.

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A suspect has committed suicide in Nyarushanje Police Station in Rukungiri district. The deceased has been identified as 50-yaear-old Johnson Muhekyi, a resident of Rutoma B cell in Ibanda Parish, Nyarushanje Sub-County.

 

A police officer, who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, says Muhekyi was found hanging in the Police cells on Tuesday evening. According to the officer, Muhekyi had vowed not to answer for a crime he didn't commit.

 

Muhekyi was locked up on March 25th in connection to the death of his two-month- old grandchild. His arrest came after the minor's body was recovered from a water tank over the weekend.

 

 

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, Muhekyi used his trousers to commit suicide, adding that they are investigating circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Muramye Ntangaare, a resident of Rutoma B cell says the deceased has been feuding with his family members over land. This is not the first time a suspect is found dead in police cells in Rukungiri District.

 

 

In December 2016, Emmanuel Turyatemba was found dead inside the cells at Rukungiri Central Police Station where he had spent the night.

Turyatemba had been picked up the previous in connection to the death of 63-year-old Edith Kemigisha. Kemigisha was killed unknown assailants on December 22, 2016 in Ndorero Ward in Southern division.

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