Elly Maate, the police spokesperson for Kigezi region says that suspects in the male detention made a loud repeated alarm claiming that one of them had collapsed and needed urgent attention, duping Special Police Constable Christopher Mujurizi who opened the door to check and was overpowered.
Three police officers attached to Rukungiri police station
in Rukungiri district are in trouble following the escape of 10 dangerous suspects from
They are number Sergeant Boniface Muhozi, Police Constable Wilson Masereka who are detained and Police Constable number Reuben
Tumwesigye who is on the run.
The suspects escaped in the early hours of Friday morning at
The suspects who escaped
are Davis Ampeire who is accused of aggravated defilement, Amos Mwesigwa
accused of causing death by rash and negligence, Allan Byamugisha Allan, Sam
Davis Niwagaba, Abert Mubangizi all on charges of alleged theft and Adam Kakuru
accused ofshop breaking and theft.
Others are Peter Arinda, Stuart Akampamya , Andrew
Akankwasa all on charges of alleged threatening violence, and Davis Niwagaba accused of assault.
A police officer attached to Rukungiri
police station revealed to our reporter on condition of anonymity that by the
time the suspects escaped, Muhozi was supposed to be on duty as the officer in-charge of the counter, and Tumwesigye and Masereka as the station night guards were off for unknown
Elly Maate, police spokesperson for Kigezi region says that suspects
in the male detention section made a strong repeated alarm claiming that one of
their fellow detainees had collapsed and needed urgent attention.
Maate says that the alarm attracted Special
Police Constable Christopher Mujurizi who opened the door to check what had
But in the process, the suspects grabbed and overpowered him
and took off.
By the time other police officers at the counter rushed to help
Mujurizi to close the door, 10 of the suspects had managed to escape. Maate says that Muhoozi and Masereka are
being held and will face charges of being Absent from the Station without
official Leave and neglect of duty.
says that efforts to trace and arrest Tumwesigye are ongoing.
Maate also calls upon members of the public to help police
in tracing the suspects so that they are re-arrested and charged accordingly.