Police in Dokolo are still investigating the circumstances under which 11 suspects escaped from the cell at Dokolo Central Police Station on Friday night.

The suspects, most of whom were arrested on theft charges, were identified as Raymond Okwang, Innocent Owiny, Allan Adep, Daniel Okwir, Ivan Epong, and Michael Eboga.

The others are Oscar Ebwor, Aaron Oryee, Patrick Ekadu, Ronald Okodi, and Isaac Okello. Nine escapees were pending court appearances while two were under investigation.

It’s alleged that on Thursday, 23 February, in the night, 11 suspects escaped from lawful custody at Dokolo Central Police Station.

“A case of escape from lawful custody has been registered to vide Dokolo CRB 138/2023.”

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga Police Spokesperson says none of the escapees have been re-arrested but the two officers whose identities have been withheld, who were guarding the cell that day, have been arrested to aid with investigations.

“We are critically investigating the circumstances of these escapees and as police management, we have taken action against the officers who have been deployed to guard the cells,” said Okema.

He went on to appeal to the community leaders and members of the public to support them in identifying and apprehending the suspects such that they are brought back to the station and taken to Court.

According to Okema, preliminary findings have shown that the cell was not tampered with at the time of the escape. He adds that the suspects escaped through an opening where a metallic bar was cut into the ventilators.