Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /usr/www/users/urnnet/a/story.php on line 43
Escapee Convict Arrested At Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital After Three Years :: Uganda Radionetwork
Breaking

Escapee Convict Arrested At Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital After Three Years

According to Halson Kagure, the Public Relations Officer at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Ahuriire was brought to the hospital as an accident victim through the Accidents and Emergence Unit. After receiving medical attention and being discharged, he remained in the vicinity of the hospital.
Ronald Ahuriire the Escapee Convict (1)
Ronald Ahuriire, a convict who had escaped from Kakiika Government Prison in Mbarara City, has been arrested after three years on the run. He was apprehended at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) after hospital authorities profiled destitute or homeless individuals loitering or staying on the premises.

According to Halson Kagure, the Public Relations Officer at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Ahuriire was brought to the hospital as an accident victim through the Accidents and Emergence Unit. After receiving medical attention and being discharged, he remained in the vicinity of the hospital. The hospital administration compiled a list of homeless individuals and shared it with security agencies, including the police and prison authorities. 

Ahuriire was identified from the list, leading to his arrest by plain-clothed intelligence officers, with Thomas Apila in charge of the operation. Thomas Apila, the In-Charge of Kakiika Police, revealed that Ahuriire was wanted by both the police and prisons since his escape from prison in 2020. Ahuriire had been convicted on theft charges and was nursing gunshot wounds sustained during an attempted theft in Mbarara City.

Dr. Francis Oriokot, the deputy director of Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, urged detectives to follow up on cases of individuals brought to the hospital for emergency healthcare services. He highlighted that the facility often admits victims brought in by the police, such as those rescued from mob justice or involved in accidents, but they are not followed up on after their initial treatment. Apila acknowledged the issue and pledged to bring it to the attention of the security committee for necessary action.

Frank Baine, the Uganda Prisons Spokesperson confirmed that Ahuriire was an inmate who had escaped and had been on the wanted list. Baine stated that Ahuriire would face charges for escaping from lawful custody and would also be presented in court to serve his sentence for the earlier theft charges.

Support us


Images 3

Keywords

Entities