Commissioner of Police-CP Fred Enanga who is the force spokesperson said the six officers extorted money amounting to 200,000 shillings from a Danish national identified as Michael Barger who went and lodged a complaint at the offices of PSU in Bukoto-Kampala over the weekend prompting their arrest.
UPDF Deputy Spokesperson Ronald Kakurungu said that they have been shortlisting candidates who met the requirements and names of successful people have already been pinned at district noticeboards. But, he adds, that they still had hundreds of extra applications at the Districts and Divisions, by the end of the period of receiving applications.
According to reports, the URA Enforcement team from Padeya in Zombo was from Arua where they had gone to fuel. However, when they arrived at Opia, they saw Angoni riding a numberless Haogin Motorcycle. One of the officers jumped off the vehicle and started chasing Angoni before he opened fire.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, at a joint security media briefing, said Ssewanyana and Ssegirinya are the masterminds of the vicious murders. Security said that the two MPs who subscribe to country’s newest political party the National Unity Platform –NUP were zeroed on based on admissions of suspects.
The two opposition MPs representing Makindye West and Lubaga North were summoned to record statements at the Masaka Central Police Station concerning mysterious murders that have happened in the area in the recent past
George Ocwic, an eyewitness, says the deceased was punishing his teenage daughter for the alleged theft of the money.
According to Ocwic, the suspect intervened to save his sister and instead picked timber, which he used to strike his father on the forehead killing him instantly.
“Young girls one aged about 8 years and another about 4 years have been rescued alive from the rubble and referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital. However, the total number of dead bodies so far recovered is three,” Nakasita said.