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Two Kiboga Prison Warders Arrested For Shooting Inmate

Two prison Warders at Kiboga government prison have been arrested for allegedly shooting an inmate.
Two prison Warders at Kiboga government prison have been arrested for allegedly shooting an inmate.

Godfrey Emojong, the Kiboga district chief criminal investigations officer has identified the suspects as Ainobushoborozi Esau and Batuli Stephen.

Emojong says the two were picked from duty by police detectives on Monday evening.

He explains that the duo allegedly shot Farouk Luyima several times on August 20th as he tried to escape from lawful custody.

The incident occurred when the inmates were in the field at Kinagomba village, Kibiga sub-county in Kiboga district.

The 19-year-old Luyima reportedly sustained more than five bullet wounds on both legs, some thing Emojong claims was an act of brutality and it contradicted with the professional code of conduct.

Reporters visited Luyima at Kiboga hospital on Wednesday before he was transferred to Mulago hospital. He claimed that after his re-arrest on the first shooting which aimed at his legs, the two officers continued shooting him.  

According to Emojong, police has already recorded statements from seven inmates who were at the scene of crime.

He says the information they have given to police is similar to the claims made by Luyima.

Emojong says this is the second such unprofessional act by the prison warders at Kiboga government prison after one inmate was shot dead in the field five months ago.

The police officer notes that the two prison warders remain detained at Kiboga central police station as investigations go on. They will be arraigned in court to answer charges relating to gun misuse.

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