A statement released by the Acting Commissioner, Denis Piandi, states that the breakout, resulting in the escape of the prisoners and the death of 17, was unfortunate.
“Preventative measures must be taken to restore stability in Buimo to stop more prisoners from escaping.”
He adds that Buimo is continuously overcrowded with 900-plus detainees, 400 more than its normal holding capacity. This places a strain on the infrastructure and manpower.
“Most of these inmates are remandees awaiting trial for various offences.”
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