Suspected Kamuli police officer killers arrested

suspects being rounded together.

By Leonard Kamugisha Akida,


Police in Kamuli district have arrested eleven suspects for allegedly taking part in the murder of Police constable Francis Kasolo who was killed on Sunday evening.
Busoga North police spokesperson Michael Kasadha has identified the suspects as; Isima Muzaale, Karim Walujo, Robert Mpule, Yoweri Wanjala, Yoweri Oliga, Silvestor Magala, Zabwe Wabwire, Yonah Mvabagwa, John Ekijati, Ewaku Mugatu and Alex Abiora.

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Kasadha, says that police revisited the scene of the crime and detectives have pitched camp in different villages neighbouring the scene of crime area with the aim of arresting more suspects which implicated for their involvement in the mob justice.

He said the suspects are being detained at Kamuli central police station on charges of murder.

About the murder.
Police constable Francis Kasolo was killed in a mob justice on Sunday evening after he and another plain cloth police officer went to rescue two mob justice victims whom the community members had rounded off for alleged involvement in witchcraft-related activities in Kadungu A village in Namusagali sub county.

During the scuffle to rescue the victims, Kasolo shot dead Yosam Namwindo, one of the residents in the area. As a result, residents turned their wrath on the constable and lynched him to avenge Namwindo’s death.

Police postmortem analysis indicates that Kasolo succumbed to injuries on the head resulting from sharp objects used to assault him while Namwindo succumbed to bullet wounds.

On Monday, police revisited the crime scene area and recovered two AK-47 rifles, which some residents had grabbed from police personnel.

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