By Spy Uganda
Masaka: The Joint Security Task Team actively investigating the murderous rampage by an organised gang of criminal assailants has so far arrested 15 suspects highly connected to the staggering and vicious murders in the two districts of Lwengo and Masaka, says Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga.
According to Enanga, Police arrested six from Masaka districts in connection with the murders by hacking and beating of 9 victims to death. These include; Kawalya Yazid, Sserwada Mike, Muwonge Jude, Nakakawa Slyvia, Kibedi Yowana, Batesita and Jjemba Francis.
In the same vein, Enanga says that in Lwengo district, 9 suspects highly linked to the vicious murders of 17 victims were arrested so far. These include; Kibirango John Bosco aka Boy, Ssewankambo Mohammad, Namata Justine, Kabayo Henry, Kaganda Moses, Ssebuunya Issa, Nabatanzi Batesita, Ngabirano Sebastiano, and Kayebura Joseph.
”The task team has significantly arrested 15 suspects and recovered several exhibits. They continue to work with the local leaders and the community, to track down the assailants in the new domestic cell in Bukoto West, who also form part of the organised gang behind the spree of brutal murders. Most of the suspects are residents embedded within the community in Lwengo and Masaka. They all admitted to participating in the multiple slaying of their targeted victims,” says Enanga.
After getting significant clues on the characteristics of the assailants, anonymous threatening letters, their mode of transport, a description of their getaway, and the mastermind behind the vicious murders, Police says that they shall ensure all the remaining suspects are arrested and face justice for the senseless carnage they have caused.
”Meanwhile, our hearts go out to the victims, especially the families of the 26 deceased persons, hacked and beaten to death. We urge all residents to exhibit more vigilance in their daily activities and to create protective covers around all elderly persons, in close coordination with Law enforcement personnel,” says Enanga.