Ismail Musisi who has been on Police's wanted list of suspected brutal killers who were murdering people using machettes in Bukomansimbi district was on the weekend shot dead during a robbery at a plywood factory in Kassanda district.
A man who was at the weekend shot dead during a
robbery at a plywood factory in Kassanda district, was on police’s list of
wanted people over Bukomansimbi machete robbery and killings.
Ismail Musisi has
been wanted for allegedly participating in violent machete robberies in Bukomansimbi
Musisi and 14 others raided Zian Dwomi factor in the early hours of Saturday morning. The group hacked to death a Probation Police
Constable –PPC Ronald Amuko but the deceased’s colleagues put up a spirited
fight and managed to kill one of the attackers.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said they have since
noticed that Musisi is one of the machete attackers that have severally
terrorised locals in Bukomansimbi. Bukomansimbi has had a series of machete
attacks from 2018 to June this year.
The most infamous attacks happened on New Year’s Day night
in 2019 where at least 13 people were murdered by a gang that was allegedly
headed by one Kiddawalime who was also lynched by locals.
From April this year up to June, more machete
robberies were recorded in Bukomansimbi and some people survived with grievous
injuries. Crime Intelligence, Criminal Investigations Directorate and
Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence –CMI have a number of suspects who were
yet to be arrested.
Enanga said after Musisi’s details have been gathered,
covert and overt operations will continue to hunt for all the suspects. Security
believes Musisi’s contemporaries with whom they raided the factory could be among
those still needed for machete killings in Bukomansimbi and other districts in
“The thug who was shot dead at Myanzi has been
identified as Musisi Ismail," Enanga said. "He was one of the wanted people for machete
incidents in Bukomansimbi. They have a group in Bukomansimbi and they call it
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A month ago, greater Masaka witnessed gruesome machete
attacks that left close to 30 people killed majorly in Masaka City and Lwengo
district. Over 20 people including two MPs Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West
and Muhammad Ssegirinya of Kawempe North were charged.
Crime Intelligence has since swung into action to
trace all the 14 suspects that fled the scene after killing PPC Amuko and
stealing unspecified amount of money. CI has so far recovered all the three
guns the robbers had taken off with. In addition, police have arrested five
workers of the factory who are suspected to have connived with the thugs to rob
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.