Suspected motorcycle thief hangs himself in Police cells

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KAGADI– A suspected motorcycle thief has hang himself at Isunga Central Police Station cells in Kagadi district. 

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson identified the suspect as Geoffrey Matala, a mechanic and a resident of Kisegya village in Isunga sub-county of Kagadi district. The incident happened on Saturday night.

Matala had been arrested recently for allegedly stealing a motorcycle.

Hakiza says the suspect, was found dangling in the police cells. According to Hakiza, the suspect used a piece of blanket to commit suicide.    

At the time of the incident, there were five suspects in the cells, however it is not clear how he committed suicide in their presence. Hakiza says currently they are interrogating the five suspects to establish how the deceased committed suicide in their presence.