Two police officers gunned down in Mityana
The police in Mityana is investigating circumstances under which two of their officers were murdered and their guns stolen.
The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon at about 4pm, at Sebobo village in Sekanyonyi Town Council. The deceased officers have been identified as CPL Okech Alfred and PC Kigongo Moses.
According to Racheal Kawala the PRO Wamala Region, the 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. The duo further alleged that the public had arrested one whom they were threatening to lynch to death.
The two officers and the disguised victims proceeded upto Sebobo village where they disembarked from their motorcycles and were led towards Happy nursery school, where the victims together with others, ganged and attacked them.
The assailants shot and killed Cpl Okech Alfred twice to the head. They also hacked PC Kigongo Moses, to the head and neck, killing him instantly.
They then proceeded to steal the two police guns and disappeared from the scene.
The DPC Mityana responded with his team and the canine dog led them to a bar where 15 people were rounded up for further questioning. The search for the two guns has been intensified.
“We pledge to do everything within our means, to ensure the right suspects are identified and brought to book. The motive of the suspects has not been determined. We call upon anyone with information about the senseless attacks of officers on lawful duty, to avail it to Mityana police on 0714667834” Kawala said.