officers from Zombo Central Police Station accused of aiding the escape of a
notorious suspect have pleaded not guilty. The officers are Joshua Twongo, the
acting Zombo District Police Commander, Paul Wanjara, the Officer in Charge of
the Criminal Investigations Department, Gilbert Onzia, the in-charge Case File,
Suleiman Onju, Albert Abidrabo and Police Driver, Gilbert Yalaba.
appeared on Wednesday before the Police Disciplinary Court led by Commissioner
of Police Ubaldo Bamunoba where they were charged with three counts including neglect of duty by permitting Dennis Ogenmungu, a notorious suspect to escape
from lawful police custody, failure to report the escape of a suspect to their supervisors
and misleading and inaccurate information on the whereabouts of the suspect.
During the pre-trial session, Bamunoba read the charges for the suspects and asked
them to enter their plea.
in: “You have been charged.…
the count that is read to you,” //
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges prompting the chairman of
the police Disciplinary Committee to commence a full trial session.
// Cue in: “ASP
Twongo Joshua can.…
against your own plea,” //
Trouble for the officers started last week when they picked Dennis Ogenmungu
from Arua Central Police Station where he was wanted to answer some charges.
However, the suspect reportedly escaped from the
officers at Kango forest but they remained tight-lipped on the matter until
a week later when information reached the West Nile Region Police Commander who
caused their arrest.