Police in Kabale district are holding five of their own police officers in connection with an incident in which suspects escaped from cells at Kabale Central Police Station.
According to our reliable sources, a total of 4 suspects went missing from Kabale central police station on Sunday August 4.
What was surprising about the escape is that the cells were found intact, raising suspicion that the officers who were on duty could have had a hand in the matter.
It is also said that the officers reported to their bosses that four suspects had gone missing yet the lock to the cell had not been tampered with.
Kabale district Police commander Bosco Arop confirmed the incident but refused to reveal the names of the Police officers arrested or the identities of the suspects who disappeared mysteriously from custody.
He said that the officers are being investigated and that they will face charges of neglect of duty and helping the suspects to escape from custody once found guilty.
Arop further said that the suspects if arrested will face charges of escaping from lawful custody plus the initial charges that they have been facing.
A source from the Professional Standards Unit at Kigezi regional Police headquarters indicates that the police officers risk being expelled from the force.