Police in Pakwach is searching for four prisoners who escaped from custody on 10th January 2023 at around 7:39 pm.
The incident occurred after a court session at Pakwach grade one magistrate court when prisoners were boarding a Ragem Prisons truck at the court premises.
SP Angucia Josephine the PRO West Nile Region identified the four as Otoyrwoth David on a charge of theft, Atipo Simon Peter on aggravated defilement, Guma Benson Mambo on stealing a vehicle and obtaining money by false pretense, and Wathum Vincent on stealing from a vehicle.
However, Wathum Vincent was re-arrested but the other three are still at large.
Principle Officer Okidi Patrick, male adult, Prisons Officer attached to Uganda Government Prison Farm, Ragem in Pakwach district reported the incident to the police at Pakwach Police Station.
“We appeal to the general public to assist in the search for the three escapees Otoyrwoth David, Atipo Simon Peter, and Guma Benson Mambo. Upon getting their whereabouts, the nearest police station or prisons offices or any other authority should be informed for re-arrest,” said Angucia.