According to Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson the suspects demand sums ranging from Shillings 500,000 to 100,000 from their victims in exchange for revealing the location of their number plates.
According to Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, the suspects waylaid the victim as he was returning from Mbarara City, strangled him to death, and stole the 10 million Shillings he was carrying. The deceased was meant to pay the landlord for grazing cattle on their land.
The Rwizi Region Police spokesperson, Samson Kasasira, says that they were arrested over the weekend, and the authorities are actively searching for Benjamin Karugaba, another member of the same commission.
Samson Kasasira, the Police Spokesperson Rwizi Region has identified the suspect as Benson Agaba attached to Rubindi Police Station in Mbarara District while the deceased is Gerald Tubigarukwamu, a resident of Akatoma village in Kashari North.
According to Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson, the first case involves the murder of Annet Nambuya, a 32-year-old businesswoman and resident of Katete Central cell, Mbarara City. Nambuya was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants while smoking a pipe under a tree on Tuesday night.
According to Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, it is alleged that on July 17th, while at Step in Bar along the Kakoba road in Mbarara City, Asiimwe using a pistol shot and injured Kasbert Tukahirwa 24, a resident Kakoba central Kakoba Division in the foot.
According to Halson Kagure, the Public Relations Officer at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Ahuriire was brought to the hospital as an accident victim through the Accidents and Emergence Unit. After receiving medical attention and being discharged, he remained in the vicinity of the hospital.
According to Mbarara District Police Commander Emmanuel Bwambale, a misunderstanding occurred between the two officers regarding identification. The police officer allegedly asked the UPDF officer to identify himself and explain his presence in the FFU barracks.
The suspect Charles Opio is under detention at Mbarara Central Police station Custody, the gun has been exhibited while the body of the deceased is undergoing postmortem at the Regional Referral Hospital Mbarara for postmortem.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Regional Police spokesperson, says that they have since added the medical report to Saturday's case file and submitted it to the Director of Public Prosecution-DPP for guidance.
Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson Samson Kasasira says that the man only identified as Frank was subjected to a Mental check at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital shortly after he was rescued down from the electric line. Kasasira adds the suspect mentioned a different name every time he was asked to identify himself but he was consistent about hailing from Isingiro District.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, says that the suspects kidnapped Pastor Barishya from her Canaan Ministries church in Kaganga on February 6th, 2023 and they kept moving her around Masaka, Sembabule, Mbarara, and Bushenyi districts to evade arrest.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Regional Police spokesperson, says that the two were killed when a canter truck registration number UAZ 438E destined for Isingiro from Nyamitanga tried to overtake another vehicle and met with a Boda Boda coming from the opposite direction.
Moses Aruho, the Deputy Resident City Commissioner of Mbarara City South Division, says the security committee decided to close the small slaughter slabs following a public outcry about animal thefts, especially in his Division.
According to Kasasira, the suspects have been staging illegal roadblocks and robberies using machetes in Rwizi region. He says the suspects have been masquerading as taxi operators before robbing passengers or even killing some in the process.