17 Prisoners who were taken to court with different cases in Geita regional court on 21st May 2019 have escaped.
The prisoners exited from the new building of the court through one of the doors when the police were outside.
When asked about the issue, the Regional Police of Geita confessed that it is true that the prisoners escaped.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in Geita, Robert Rumanyika disclosed that unlike other regions, the police have never began the system of taking the prisoners to court and for that reason, the prisoners are always under police control.
He also said that he would not discuss in detail the matter until further investigation is done.