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Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday morning that the suspects have been conniving with the iron bar hitmen to buy stolen items from their victims such as television sets, laptops and mobile phones at cheaper prices and later sell them in their shops.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson.

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Two prominent businessmen in Hoima municipality are in Police custody for allegedly conniving with iron bar hitmen. 

The suspects, whose identities have been withheld by Police for fear of jeopardising, were picked up on Monday night.

  Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday morning that the suspects have been conniving with the iron bar hitmen to buy stolen items from their victims such as television sets, laptops and mobile phones at cheaper prices and later sell them in their shops.

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Last week, police arrested two suspected iron bar hitmen believed to have been behind attacks on residents of Hoima town. The dou is alleged to have hit to death Moses Mujuni, a cleaner at Hoima Glory Summit Hotel in Hoima town last month.         

The thugs waylaid Mujuni as he was returning home from work. They carried him and dumped him in his house. He was rushed to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital for treatment where he was pronounced dead on arrival.       

The attackers reportedly made off with Mujuni’s television set, bag and mobile phone. Upon their arrest, Police recovered the deceased’s items from the home of one of the suspects.  

They are locked up at Hoima Central police station pending interrogations. Several people have been killed and others escaped with severe injuries in iron bar attacks in various parts of Hoima town.           

On May 19th, 2019, James Musumba, the Hoima Deputy District Internal Security Officer-DISO was attacked by iron bar hit-men and left unconscious near his gate in Kijungu in Kahoora division Hoima Municipality.     

He was first rushed to the intensive care unit of Hoima Regional Referral Hospital before he was transferred to Mulago National Referral Hospital.   

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