By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: The Uganda Police Force (UPF) has issued a statement about the shootout that happened at FDC presidential contender Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye’s petrol Station in Nsambya, Kampala.
In a statement released by deputy police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the police say that Flying Squad operatives shot one robber dead, wounded another and arrested one of them. “Yesterday, 22/06/2019, at around 8 pm, detectives from the Flying Squad Unit, in an intelligence-led operation, shot at two suspected armed robbers, killing one instantly and wounding the other. A third suspect, identified as Okello David, was arrested and is in police custody at Kabalagala Police station,” reads Enanga’s stament in part.
He continues that “The body of the deceased, only identified as Hamza, was transferred to the City Mortuary for postmortem analysis, while the injured suspect, identified as Rubanga Baruli, was rushed to Mulago Hospital, for further treatment. The armed robbers, who approached the petrol station, from the side of Nsambya Hospital, disguised as customers at the petrol pump, were intercepted, when one of them was heading to the supermarket. The detectives opened fire against them, after they evaded arrest and attempted to flee from the scene. An SAR Rifle and a Toyota Premio, Silver in color, were recovered.” He concludes that; “The operation was highly risky and required quick action due to the potential of severe injuries and collateral damage it could have caused. An investigative task team from the Regional Kampala Metropolitan South, Headquarters, is thoroughly reviewing and documenting the crime scene. They will further with inquiries to establish the motive of the suspects. We would like to remind owners of all businesses to continue being extra vigilant and to always report all forms of threats facing them to the police and sister security agencies to help counter them.”