Kalungu Police are holding 3 of their own accused of aiding 8 suspects to escape from custody. The suspects are Francis Musango, Mark Atukwase and Rajab Kamazana.
The trio was on duty when the suspects escaped from custody at Kalungu Central Police Station on Monday night during a heavy down pour.
However, they remained tightlipped on the escape of the suspects until when Martin Okoyo, the Kalungu District Police Commander discovered the anomaly during the suspect’s parade.
Maxwell Ogwal, the Southern Regional Police Commander says that the three cops will face disciplinary action.
Ogwal says the suspects face charges of neglect of duty. He explains they have re-arrested one of the escapees but doesn’t divulge details saying it may jeopardize their investigations. Ogwal however, admits that the cells in which the suspects were being held are in a sorry state.
Preliminary investigations indicate some of the suspects were facing charges of burglary, illegal possession of marijuana and theft amongst others.
Cases of suspects escaping from police cells are becoming rampant in the Southern region. The last case was reported at Lyantonde police station where seven suspects broke the cell door and escaped to their freedom.
Two hard core criminal suspects also escaped recently from Masaka central Police station.