The gunfire was heard in the night of Monday 2nd August 2021.
Speaking to IGIHE; the Spokesperson of Rwanda Correctional Service, SSP Pelly Uwera Gakwaya has revealed that no one was injured during the process.
“We would like to reassure residents that there was no intruder threatening security except shooting into the air to stop escaping inmates,” he said.
Uwera warned inmates against similar attempts lest they receive tougher penalties.
“The foiled inmates are subject to further investigations to make new files pinning them. There are some instances when inmates can be pardoned but the three have deprived themselves of such favor,” he noted.
IGIHE has learnt that two of the three inmates were undergoing trial where the court had requested life sentence over theft crimes.
It is said that the suspects stormed different petrol stations, strangled workers, robbed money and Kerosene.
The third inmate was undergoing trial over allegedly murdering another man’s wife in Kamonyi district.