According to Kaahwa, the thugs raided his home around 2 am and ordered him to open the door in vain. They fired a bullet inside the house that shattered one of the windows, which they used to access the house.
Rodgers Kudeera, a resident of the area, says since most farmers have been harvesting their crops in the past two months, it would be hard for anyone to notice a foreign element planted in their gardens.
Byamukama, who is locked up at Rukungiri police station, lost his gun registration number MACK4/UG/POL/1387/104641 to thugs while on duty at Rubabo Savings and Credit Co-operatives (SACCO) Nyakisheinyi branch in Mukirangyira Trading centre in Nyakishenyi sub-county on Saturday night.
Abas Faama, the Nakilulwe Village LC I Chairperson, says that he has been receiving complaints from residents about a stranger roaming the village with a firearm to conduct night patrols and extort money from unsuspecting civilians. He stresses that the suspect together with others still at large would also snatch money and handbags from women at gunpoint.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, says that by the time police received information about the attack, it was too late to pursue the thugs. He says detectives recovered two bullet cartridges from the crime scene as exhibits.
The deceased who was donning black sportswear is reported to have been shot just 20 meters away from Centenary bank Jinja branch around 9:30 pm. A guard from one of the neighbouring bars who spoke on condition of anonymity says that he heard the gunshot.
Prossy Babalanda, a pastor attached to Ntinda victory family center told the meeting that she can’t afford the equipment required for reopening because she entirely depends on believers to finance their operations.
Captain Peter Mugisha, Kisoro Resident District Commissioner says that security officers were forced to storm Aryatuha’s home after complaints by locals accusing him of donning a police uniform yet he is a civilian.
The thugs raided the police station in the wee hours of Tuesday morning at around 1 am and grabbed the Submachine gun-SMG AK registration number UGPol4801541211022 from Corporal Ronah Nalwenda who was on duty.
According to Obura, four Congolese militiamen, armed with an AK 47 rifle raided Lake Albert waters near Nkondo landing site in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and started robbing fishing gear including fishing nets, hooks and boat engines from Ugandan fishermen.
Diana Nandawula, the Kiira Regional Police Publicist says that the second gun was found at a residence in works zone, Nile Crescent road in Jinja town. It is suspected that the gun was abandoned by one of the guards, who plotted the robbery.
The officers were equipped with skills in repairing small guns like pistols, AK-47, and other fighter riffles during peace support operations and wartime periods. The trained officers carry the mandate of safeguarding firearms in the different armoury where they shall be deployed by their respective commanders.