The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Busingye was taken to the police by the security guard and a tenant from the house where he was found wandering without any reason.
There was panic at Kikaya Police Station on
Friday morning when a suspect was found hanging inside his cell. Venus Busingye
was dragged to the Station on Boxing Day after he was found in the compound of
someone’s home in Kikaya in Kisota zone.
The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police
Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Busingye was taken to the police by the
security guard and a tenant from the house where he was found wandering without
Owoyesigyire said police interrogated the
suspect to understand how he had accessed the home but in vain. Busingye
explained that he had just found himself there and couldn’t remember how he had
accessed the home.
Owoyesigyire says it was at this moment that police
decided to lock up the suspect hoping to interrogate him further this morning
since it was already late.
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Police have since recorded statements from those who dragged
Busingye to Kira Road Police Station as part of the investigations to establish
what could have prompted him to terminate his life. Busingye is believed to
have been a resident of Kyebando in Kampala Central Division.
Efforts to get details of the people who took Busingye to the
police station were futile as police couldn’t provide their contacts. Before he
was locked up, Busingye told police that he was coming from Namugongo, Kira
Municipality, Wakiso District, heading to his home in Kyebando.
This isn’t the first time a suspect is found
dead in police cells this year. Two months ago, a similar incident happened in
Namayingo District, where a suspect identified as Denis Mukulu, was found
hanging dead inside Shanyonja Police Post cells in Buyinja Sub-county.
been arrested on theft charges. Last year, a police officer was found hanging dead at Mawanda
Road police station in Kamwokya. He had been arrested as the god father of motorcycle
robbers at Kabalagala Police division.
Police identified the deceased as detective James Ogwal, who
was attached to Kabalagala Police Station. Bodaboda robbers told police that
under the shield of Ogwal they would kill and rob Boda-boda riders across the
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.