Police recover cartridges from crime scene

By Job Bwire

Police have recovered cartridges for an SMG assault rifle popularly known as AK 47 at the scene of crime where Arua Municipality MP (Rtd) Col. Ibrahim Abiriga and his brother, Saidi Butele, 57, were killed on the evening of June 8, 2018.

Abiriga and his brother were travelling in the MP’s known yellow beetle vintage car registration number UBB 107 D when they were attacked a few metres from his home in Kirinnyabigo, Kawanda Wakiso District.
Police say they are yet to identify the suspects.

“Our technical officers are on the ground examining every detail to help in the investigations. We are yet to establish whether the Hon. MP and his brother had weapons with them,” said Police spokesperson SSP Emilian Kayima.

Mr Kayima added in a statement released on Saturday that: “The Uganda Police force together with sister security agencies have their boots on the ground and promise to hunt down these heartless criminals with the aim of bringing them to account for the crimes they have committed.”

Deputy Inspector General of Police Brig Steven

Deputy Inspector General of Police Brig Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi (L), Director Criminal Investigations Grace Akullo (R), Director Operations of Asuman Mugenyi (2nd R) and other security officers at the scene of crime. PHOTO BY ALEX ESAGALA

He appealed for calm and vigilance police continue to work “to catch the criminals and prosecute them in courts of laws. We encourage continued vigilance, sharing of information with security and neighbourhoods to avert crime and enable quick response in case crime takes place.”
Bodies of the deceased were taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem.


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