Suspect found hanging dead in Kira road police cells

BY: Eyalama In News On
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Kamapala: There was panic at Kira Road Police Station in Kampala on Friday when a suspect was found hanging inside his cell.
Venus Busingye had been detained at the station on Boxing Day after he was allegedly found in the compound of someone’s home in Kikaya in Kisota zone.

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, said Busingye was taken to the police by the security guard and a tenant at the house where he was found wandering without any reason.

Mr Owoyesigyire said police interrogated the suspect to understand how he had accessed the home but in vain. Busingye explained that he had just found himself there and couldn’t remember how he had accessed the home.

The police spokesperson said they detained Busingye hoping to interrogate him further Friday morning since it was already late.

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“He was searched and he was not found to be a threat to himself at that moment. The belt and everything he had on him was taken away, except his clothes. It was not until [Friday] morning that the OC found him naked and hanging. It is alleged that he used his trouser to kill himself,” Mr Owesigyire said on Friday.

Police have since recorded statements from those who dragged Busingye to Kira Road Police Station as part of the investigations.
Busingye is believed to have been a resident of Kyebando in Kampala Central Division.

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Efforts to get details of the people who took Busingye to the police station were futile as police couldn’t provide their contacts. Before he was locked up, Busingye told police that he was travelling from Namugongo, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District, heading to his home in Kyebando.

Related cases

This isn’t the first time a suspect is found dead in police cells this year.
Two months ago, a similar incident happened in Namayingo District, where a suspect identified as Denis Mukulu, was found hanging dead inside Shanyonja Police Post cells in Buyinja Sub-county.

He had been arrested on theft charges.
Last year, a police officer was found hanging dead at Mawanda Road police station in Kamwokya. He had been arrested for protecting motorcycle robbers at Kabalagala Police division.

Police identified the deceased as detective James Ogwal, who was attached to Kabalagala Police Station. Bodaboda robbers told police that under the protection of Ogwal, they would kill and rob boda-boda operators across the country.

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