Police on Tuesday morning shot and arrested Musa Galiwango, prime suspects in the machete attacks in greater Masaka region last year.
On New Year’s Day, machete wielding thugs attacked five villages including; Kisojjo, Kyabagoma and Kyamabaale in Kibinge Sub County in Bukomansimbi district and Kiryasaaka found in Kkingo Sub County in Lwengo district killing five people and injuring twelve others.
‘ ‘This morning at around 2:00am, the second escapee whose partner in crime Muhammad Kidawalime, was killed in Kalungu has also been shot and captured in Ntungamo by Flying squad while on a robbing mission. The suspect is currently at Mbarara Referral Hospital receiving treatment.’’ A statement from Police reads in part.
Galiwango’s partner Muhammed Kiddawalime was killed by an angry mob in Kalungu, Masaka.
The two men had been cornered in Mukoko village, Bukulura Sub-County in Kalungu district. Galiwango managed to slip away while Kiddawalime was arrested by the police before a mob descended on him and hacked him to death.
Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General of Prisons in tweet said the suspect had been shot by Flying Squad unit before being arrested at Rwashamaire in Ntungamo district.
“Mission accomplished,” he posted
Last week, two partners in crime attacked Resty Nakyambadde, a trained nurse at around 2:00am before they were cornered.
Nakyambadde called the officer in charge of Mukoko police post ASP Stephen Twinomugisha who came in quickly. With the help of locals, Kiddawalime was arrested.
According to eyewitness, the ensuing scuffle, Kiddawalime allegedly tried to grab a gun from the police officer before the locals intervened and killed him instantly. Galiwango has been on the run since then.