The deceased’s brother, Ambrose Mbiire, says the officers who were driving on a double cabin vehicle registration number LG0004153 pounced on Mpoza who was in the trading center with his other colleagues and thumped him into coma without explanation.
Stephen Kamar, the Kagadi District Police Commander told Uganda Radio Network that police intervened and rescued the 14 casual laborers and transported them to Kagadi community hall in Kagadi town where they are currently being accommodated.
Speaking at the handover of the ambulance, Joe Orech, the Acting Coordinator International Rescue Committee, said the Ambulance will ease movement of the Task Force to respond to emergencies. According to Orech, International Rescue Committee will pay the driver, provide fuel and service the ambulance.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, says the suspect was picked up on Sunday after clearing 20 Congolese nationals to cross into the district using the porous borders along Lake Albert shores.
The patient is a 15-year-old girl who reportedly crossed from the Democratic Republic of Congo, through Lake Albert waters and landed at Ndaiga landing site in Kagadi district on Friday. The teenager first reported to Kagadi Central Police Station after failing to locate the Hospital, to seek treatment after experiencing general body weakness, Headache Fever and cough.
The suspected smugglers have been identified as Robert Turyatemba 37, a resident of Kikaijo zone Bunamwaya Kampala, Kule Sami 32, a resident of Mengo Rubaga division Kampala and Richard Kamulegeya 50, a resident of Rubaga division.
The victim who is a 15-year-old girl is reported to be from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She arrived at the facility on Friday evening after experiencing general body weakness including Headache Fever and cough.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, says Asaba’s lifeless body was found lying in a pool of blood near her house. He says Kagadi police rushed to the crime scene and retrieved the body, which currently lying at Kagadi Hospital Mortuary pending postmortem.
Hassan Babyesiza, the Kasatu Village LC I Chairperson, says about 50 homesteads have been hit by bedbugs. He says the situation has forced some residents to flee their houses and abandon their household items. Some residents interviewed by URN called for quick intervention to stop the bugs from spreading further.
Lillian Ruteraho, the Kagadi Resident District Commissioner-RDC told Uganda Radio Network that the suspect was apprehended after he tried to extort money from teachers at Mutunguru primary school with promises of helping to get on the payroll.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio network this evening that search for the remaining bodies is ongoing while the survivors are receiving treatment at various health facilities on Ndaiga landing site.