A pistol besides a body of the suspected thief in Bunamwaya

BY UGANDA VANGUARD
KAMPALA – Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers shot dead two police officers and their acivilian collaborator in an alleged attempt to rob a woman from Entebbe International Airport.
One of the dead officers was attached to the Police Headquarters armoury.
The dead suspected thieves are Constable Ambrose Byareta, Fred Turyomunsi and a civilian only recognized as James.
The woman who had just arrived from abroad, is reported to have been intercepted while being driven from Entebbe International Airport in a special hire taxi.
They were on gunpoint at Nankinga Zone, Bunamwaya, Makindye-Ssabagabo Municipality, according to a police source.
The suspected robbers who trailed their victims from the airport on Monday, March 16th, 2020, were reported travelling in a Toyota Harrier.
First Division Spokesman, Maj Bilal Yusuf Katamba confirmed the incident adding that they got intelligence about the impending robbery and followed the robbers.
He said that when the robbers blocked the airport taxi, and put the driver on gunpoint, the army officers shot and killed them instantly.
A pistol No. UG POL. 3632600603890 was recovered at the scene.
The incident comes days after two police officers were arrested in Kampala while extorting Shs250 million from the owner of Kooki Towers, which is opposite the Cenral Police Station in Kampala.
The officers had conjured a case against the businessman that he buried two bodies in the foundation of his building in a ritual murder.
The businessman tipped security and the suspects were arrested while receiving the money.

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