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Panic In Nabilatuk As Two Suspects Escape From Police Cells

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By Steven Ariong

NABILATUK: Police in Nabilatuk district in Karamoja sub region are on man hunt of two suspects who managed to escape from police cells.

The suspects identified as Ichumar Philiph male adult 23 years, Karimojong, resident of Lotede village, Nabilatuk town council, Nabilatuk District was arrested and charged with stealing cattle and Owalinga Lopul male adult 19 years, resident of Napangoe village, Nabilatuk Subcounty, Nabilatuk District was arrested and charged of  aggravated Defilement.

But they managed to escape from lawful custody on Wednesday night during the heavy down pour.

Micheal Longole the Karamoja regional police spokesperson confirmed the incident describing it as unfortunate. He says the suspects managed to remove one iron sheet from the roof of the cell at  and varnished off.

“Our team of detectives led by District CID officer Nabilatuk visited the scene, registered a case of escape from lawful custody against the two escapees and charged the officer on duty for negligence. Inquiries continue”- he says.


Longole appealed to the general public with relevant  information that may lead to their arrest to report secretly to Police.

This publication has learnt that this is not the first time suspects are escaping from these cells, last year, 11 suspects charged with capital offences including murder, rape, Defilement escaped from the cells and caused arrest of four police officers on duty.

Moses Lokut a resident in Nabilatuk town council appealed to the police to construct better cells saying the suspects have made it a habit for them to escape from the cells.

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