Fear and panic have gripped residents of Napak district after a suspected rapist escaped with a fully loaded police firearm. The suspect is said to have grabbed the gun from an officer at Kangole police station in Kangole town council on Tuesday morning.
According to Michael Longole the South Karamoja Police spokesperson, the suspect had been picked up from Kangole town council for attempted rape.
The police have now teamed up with the army to hunt down the suspect and recover the firearm. Longole says the suspect’s parents and relatives have all accepted to work with security.
Meanwhile, officers who were on duty during the incident are most likely to face charges of negligence.
Eye witnesses faulted police for lack of seriousness while handling suspects accused of capital offenses, alleging that the police officers were moving with the suspect as if he they had gone to arrest him, just because he was known to them.