Patrick Baguma was arrested on Monday afternoon from Kihande cell in the central division of Masindi Municipality by detectives from Masindi central police station who immediately whisked him to Masindi central police station.
Peter Lukimoi shot the unidentified suspected thief at around 1:30a.m as he responded to an alarm by area residents of Nyabisojo-Kimigi cell in Kisalizi ward, Buliima town council in Masindi district when thugs raided the area.
Edina Nyinereza, the officer in charge of Masindi central police station told Uganda Radio Network that police got a tip off by area residents that the pastor was still conducting prayers and allowing many of his believers to access her church despite a presidential directive that banned religious gatherings as one of the ways of curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Tumukunde who arrived in Masindi from Buliisa district at 3pm was blocked by police led by the Masindi District Police commander Vincent Irama from holding a rally at Kijura market in Masindi town where he wanted to address the traders.
Kabuleta, who was scheduled to hold his campaign rally at Masindi Booma grounds in Masindi town on Sunday, was received by hundreds of his supporters including Boda-Boda riders who met him at Kijura trading center, about 1 km away from Masindi town.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says that security operatives received information that the six with others still at large had converged and were conducting prayers at the Taquar mosque.