One of the inmates who climbed the wall to escape was shot and injured on the leg while another described as a hard core criminal already convicted for murder from Moyo district escaped and is now at large.
One inmate has been shot
and injured while a dangerous murder convict is at large following an attempted escape by a
group of prisoners from Arua government prison.
The incident involved ten
inmates who were transferred from GiliGili prison to Arua government Prisons
yesterday. According to reports
obtained by URN today, the ten inmates were put in a separate room after they
were transferred from GiliGili and decided to escape over the wall fence.
One of the inmates who
climbed the wall to escape was shot and injured on the leg while another
described as a hard core criminal already convicted for murder from Moyo district
escaped and is now at large.
Frank Baine the
Spokesperson for Uganda Prisons confirmed the attempted escape and said the ten
inmates whose names have not been disclosed to media from GiliGili took
advantage of the old structures they were put in to escape but their mission
According to Baine, the
Prison Guards shot in the air to curb the situation but injured one inmate on
the hand, adding that they are looking for the one who managed to escape.
// Cue in; It was an attempted…//Cue out; only these people the ten.…. //
Meanwhile Ndori Semi the
Prisons Commander Arua said the situation has been contained and there is no
more course of alarm.
// Cue in; We were up and down …//Cue out; no cause for alarm.…. //
It’s not clear as to what
prompted the attempt to escape but some sources say the prisoners were
tired of the ‘hard’ conditions in the prisons and wanted to take advantage of
their transfer to Arua government prisons to run away.
In March 2020, 3 Inmates
were shot dead while 17 escaped from Arua government prisons after climbing the
wall fence of the prisons.