Police issue update on Masaka, Lwengo murders

The Police have released a statement regarding the vicious murders in Masaka and Lwengo districts.

Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson has revealed that they have registered more success in their operations.

“Our officers continue to register more success in their operations.  During the course of last week a total of 12 suspects were charged to court for murder and related conspiracies.  Those charged include; Sewankambo Muhammad, a 32-year-old, male adult; Kibirango John Bosco, aged 40, Ssekajugo Paul, aged 42; Mutabazi Batisita aged 36; Kabayo Henry; Kaganda Moses aged 30; Tumwesigye aged 26; Kayiza Ashiraf aged 20, Ssebunya Isa aged 35; Kyabula David aged 30, Sserwada Mike aged 34 and Muwonge Jude aged 38.”

‘An additional 11 suspects are pending court, after their case files were sanctioned. The now 23 suspects, admitted to participating in the murderous rampage, and led the task team to selected scenes of crime, for reconstruction.  The task team continues to hunt for Mulumba Kassim aged 25, who is on the run, after attempting to murder, Nakyanzi Maria Yozefu aged 61, in Kyotera .  The victim’s condition is out of danger and progressing well”. He added.

Enanga added that their task teams managed to foil attacks in Butenga, Bukomansimbi after machete welding assailants were sighted while looking for prospective murder victims.  The Police spokesperson lauded residents for volunteering to give information and for their level of increased vigilance.  Some of the killers in Masaka and Lwengo were identified with the help of the community, according to Enanga.

“To the media fraternity, we are aware the murderous rampage in Masaka and Lwengo is of great news value, but we urge you to report objectively, and avoid sensationalizing the vicious murders.  Linking the murders to other traditional crimes of burglary without proof, can easily inspire copycat murders and promote unnecessary fear and panic in the public.” He added.

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