Police and other security agencies in Rwampara district and western Uganda at large are hunting for 15 male suspects who escaped from a police cell at Rwampara Central Police Station-CPS in Buteraniro-Nyeihanga town council today. The 16th suspect feared to escape and remained in the cell.
The escape took place on Sunday morning around 1am, July 16, 2023 when suspects managed to break out of the male police cells through a hole they had dug from inside the cell.
PC Wanaria Christine No. 51832 heard the Rwampara police dog barking unusually, when she came out of the Counter Office to see what was happening, she realized that the male police cell was broken and suspects had escaped through the hole they dug from inside the cell.
Some of the suspects that escaped are on various criminal charges including defilement, theft, violence, drug possession, arson, and robbery. These include Twimatsiko Ignatius, Aronda Salim, Ariho Erick, Muhumuza Barcklays, Tumwekwatse Yakobu, Nyesiga Jackson, Tujunirwe Medard, Baguma Rogers, Akampa Benson, Turinawe Laubel, Atukunda Lawrence, Mwijukye Joram, Tusiime Akara, Muhanguzi Ronald, and Kamugisha Denis.
The District Police Commander-DPC SP Stephen Kamar, Scene of Crime officers, and Criminal Investigation Division team visited the scene and initiated a search operation to re-arrest the suspects. Disciplinary action has been taken against the officers on duty for neglecting their duties, as investigations continue.