Suspect Stabs Self in Police Cells

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An suspect has stabbed and injured himself, at a detention facility in Buyende district's police station.

Juma Mutumba, was detained tow days ago for his alleged involvement in the theft of goats.

A pool of blood in the cell this morning welcomed police, as a knife hang loose from the suspect’s neck.

Joseph Lubandi, the officer in charge Iringa police station, says the suspect was however still breathing and was rushed to Mulago hospital in Kamuli district, where he is receiving treatment for self inflicted stab wounds.

Police say that Mutumba has been a habitual thief and this was not the first time he was being detained in the police cells. He is expected to face his charges as soon as he recovers.

It is however still unclear as to how the suspect managed to sneak the knife into the police cell.

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