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Suspect Commits Suicide in Ibanda Police Cells

The Ibanda District Police Commander, Emily Angomoku, says he was informed on Sunday evening that the suspect had hanged himself in police cells. “We have started investigations in the suicide as we wait for a postmortem report,” he said.
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A suspect has committed suicide in the cells of Keihangara Police Post in Keihangara Sub county Ibanda District. Robert Baguma, a resident of Kyarukumba Cell Keihangara Sub County was funding dangling in the police cells on Sunday morning following his detention on Saturday evening.

The deceased, who was locked up for stealing a bunch bananas reportedly used a piece of cloth he tore from his shirt to end his life. The Ibanda District Police Commander, Emily Angomoku, says he was informed on Sunday evening that the suspect had hanged himself in police cells.

“We have started investigations in the suicide as we wait for a postmortem report,” he said. Francis Kariyo, the Keihangara Sub county LC 3 Chairperson attributes the suspect’s death on negligence by the officers who stay away from the station duty during night hours.

 

//Cue in: “eki ekihome kishemereire...        

Cue out: …kimuretera yaye hanika.”//    

Johnson Bamwine, Kyarukumba Village LC I chairperson attributes the incident to the poor state of Keihagara Police Post building. He says the building was previously an office, which was only turned into a police post.

//Cue in: “nyowe etekateka ekitushereire...     

Cue out: …kutamu ondijo musibe.”//  

This is the second time a suspect has committed suicide in Keihangara Police Post cells.

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