Concern as 30 juveniles escape from remand home

Efforts. Some of the juveniles at Gulu Remand home. FILE PHOTO

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Looking back. The juveniles had been imprisoned on charges of murder, defilement, robbery and rape, among others.

Gulu Remand Home cannot account for 30 juveniles who escaped from the facility last month.
The juveniles, who had been imprisoned on charges of murder, defilement, robbery and rape, among others, were last year brought to the remand home to serve their sentences.
However, they have since escaped from the facility, raising concern that they have returned to their bad ways. Residents have appealed to the authorities to re-arrest the juveniles so that they serve their sentences.
“Most of these juveniles who escaped are former street kids and they have already returned to the town to cause more mayhem. They must be re-arrested to serve their sentences,” Ms Joyce Lakica Kaboyo, a street vendor in Gulu Town, said on Sunday.
Ms Anna Angee Okot, whose nephew is one of the escapees, said the latter might be lynched since he had been jailed over attempted defilement charges. “He had been at the remand home for the last six months. He was left with seven months. We hoped that he would return a changed person,” she said.

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