17 August 2016

Prisoner commits suicide

By Edson Kinene

An inmate at Rukungiri government prison has committed suicide.

 Shallon Tugumisirize, 34, from Rweshenkye Cell Ruyonza Parish Nyakishenyi hanged herself in the toilet of the prison on Tuesday morning using a piece of cloth.

Tugumisiirze who was facing murder charges was remanded on August 15.

Tugumisirize and her co-accused were to re-appear in court on August 30 for further mentioning of their case.

According to an inmate who preferred anonymity, Tugumisiirize told fellow inmates on several occasions that she was innocent.

“She kept on saying, ‘I can’t stay here for nothing; I did not commit any offence’,” the inmate who preferred anonymity said.

According to the officer in charge of the criminal investigations at Rukungiri Police Station, Mr  Justus Twinamatsiko, Tugumisiirize and Duncan Nyesigire were arrested on  August 7, for allegedly killing  Apophia Kobusingye  and her daughter.

 “We investigated the matter and then sent the file to the Resident State Attorney who preferred charges of murder against them,” Mr Twinamatsiko said.

The two appeared before grade one Magistrate Christopher Tindyebwa  Adyeeri who remanded them to Rukungiri Prison because of their case is only tried in the High Court.





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