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15 Arrested As Police Search For Assailants, Stolen Guns

“The two police officers were responding to an alleged complaint by two victims who claimed they had been robbed of proceeds from their tomato business. One of them identified himself as Kananya Sulaiman of Nansana in Wakiso District who was putting on dirty clothes alleged that the public had arrested one whom they were threatening to lynch and he asked the police to immediately intervene,” Kawala said.
Wamala Regional Police Spokesperson, Ms Rachel Kawala
Fifteen suspects are in police custody in Mityana district in connection to the murder of two police officers and the theft of their firearms. 

The suspects were picked up on Wednesday morning hours after unknown assailants killed Corporal Alfred Oketch and Police Constable Moses Kigongo, both attached to Busunju police station.   

The two police officers had responded to a call to rescue a suspected thief from mob action. Rachel Kawala, the Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, says that they tracked down the suspects to a nearby bar using sniffer dogs.  

She said that investigations will still ongoing into the murder of the officers, which occurred at Ssebobo Village in Ssekanyonyi Town Council. 

“The two police officers were responding to an alleged complaint by two victims who claimed they had been robbed of proceeds from their tomato business. One of them identified himself as Kananya Sulaiman of Nansana in Wakiso District who was putting on dirty clothes alleged that the public had arrested one whom they were threatening to lynch and he asked the police to immediately intervene,” Kawala said.           

 

According to Kawala, the two officers and the disguised victims proceeded up to Ssebobo village. She, however, says that upon reaching Happy Nursery school, they moved from the motorcycle where the victims together with others, ganged and attacked the officers.           

She says that the assailants beheaded Kigongo and grabbed his gun, which they used to shoot Okech to death on the head before disappearing with two guns. Kawala says that they are yet to establish the motive of the assailants.  

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