Upon citing detectives, Tugume drove off at a very terrible speed prompting the officers to fire live bullets in the air to scare him and in the process hit him in the leg.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson confirmed the arrest of the suspect to URN.
vehicle thief is nursing a bullet wound after being shot by police in Hoima
city. Moses Tugume, a resident of Hoima City was shot in the leg around 6 pm Tuesday
evening in connection to the theft of a Spacio
vehicle registration number UBA 535B from Fort-portal on March 19, 2021.
belongs to Ali Kayondo, a resident of Fort portal town. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police
spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday afternoon that they were
alerted by their counterparts in Fort-portal about the theft of the vehicle
prompting them to launch an operation.
He says that
the vehicle was sighted at one of the washing Bays in Duhaga in Hoima west
Division Hoima City on Tuesday prompting police officers to swing into action
and raided the washing bay.
Upon citing detectives, Tugume drove off at a very
terrible speed prompting the officers to fire live bullets in the air to scare
him and in the process hit him in the leg. According to Hakiza, Tugume stopped after
being hit and was arrested and whisked off to Hoima Central Police station before
being transferred to Hoima Regional Referral hospital for treatment.
the officers also recovered the stolen vehicle, which is now packed at Hoima
He says that
the suspect had changed the number plate of the vehicle and replaced it with a
fake number UAL 255T. Hakiza says the suspect will be transferred to Fort-portal
Police station where he committed the offence for prosecution.