Kitgum Murder Suspect Escapes From Police Cell

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23-year old Monica Anyiri, a resident of Pece Vanguard parish, in Gulu Municipality escaped from Police cell in Kitgum Central police station as she was escorted for a short call.

Police in Kitgum district on Tuesday rearrested a murder suspect that had escaped from their custody on Sunday morning. 

23-year old Monica Anyiri, a resident of Pece Vanguard parish, in Gulu Municipality escaped from Police cell in Kitgum Central police station as she was escorted for a short call.

Okello Patrick Lumumba, the Police Officer In charge of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations  (OC CIID) at Kitgum Central Police Station says Anyiri disguised to be brushing her teeth and escaped.

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Okello says Anyiri was on detention for poisoning Anita Lakareber, a two year old minor on 20th December in Alango West Village in Kitgum Municipality.

After escaping from custody, Anyiri went back to Gulu. Police however trailed the suspect and arrested her from Pece Vanguard in Gulu Municipality on Christmas day.

Okello says the suspect will be charged with one count of murder and another of escaping from lawful custody. 

 

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Peter Labeja
Peter Labeja has been a practicing journalist for the last 13 years during which he has covered part of the brutal conflict which bedeviled Northern Uganda as well as the painful transition to Peace thereafter. Emerging post conflict issues such as land rights of under privileged widows and orphans, challenges of access to social services in the immediate aftermath of Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in Northern Uganda.

Labeja is now the Northern Uganda Bureau chief in Acholi Sub Region since 2014 - Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro districts as well as South Sudan falls within his areas of jurisdiction. He previously worked with The Vision Group for four years.

Labeja’s major career interests are in Climate Change; Agriculture and Environment - natural resources such as Water, Oil and Gas; Transitional Justice; Human Rights, Democracy and Governance as well as South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis. In 2013, Labeja was awarded a prestigious Pan African Journalism Award for excellence in journalism at United Nation’s UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya for Climate Change and Health Reporting.