The suspects were arrested from Kiryatete East, a suburb of Hoima city following complaints from area residents especially the business community regarding the escalating thefts and attacks by suspected criminals in the area.
The Albertine Region Police Spokesperson Julius Hakiza says that the police were tipped off after residents saw fire emerging from the court premises at around 6 a.m. He says that the police fire and rescue team rushed to contain the fire and sealed off the premises to kickstart investigations.
The accident involved an Isuzu truck registration number UAZ 404H that was ferrying people and construction materials including cement, iron sheets, and water tanks among others. The vehicle that was destined for Pakwach from Kampala also had eight occupants on board including the driver.
Ronald Okaro, a resident disclosed in an interview with Uganda Radio Network that they heard Macu screaming for help and rushed to the scene. He says that to their shock, they found him lifeless, lying in a pool of blood inside their house.
Desperate for answers, they reported his disappearance to Kagadi police station, which immediately initiated a search operation, joined by residents. Koromboni's lifeless body was found lying in a pool of blood by the roadside on Monday morning bearing deep cuts to his neck and head.
Kihereza's disappearance raised concern after he went missing from his home on Friday last week under unclear circumstances. Worried about his absence, his family promptly reported the matter to Kakumiro police, who, along with local residents, initiated a search operation.
It is reported that on September 7th 2023, Katusiime reported for work at Hoima regional referral hospital. She reportedly placed her child in one of the hospital wards as she was cleaning the health facility. When she returned, she found the baby missing and immediately alerted the management of Hoima regional referral hospital.
Speaking at the piping ceremony of newly promoted police air wing personnel in Jinja city on Wednesday, Omoding highlighted the need for officers to progress in their ranks and avoid stagnation, even as they gain experience and seniority in their respective roles.
Charles Agaba, one of the residents says that they found Byaruhanga fighting for his life on Monday morning and attempted to rush him to the hospital for treatment. He, however, passed away before accessing medical care.
The deceased persons have been identified as Ivan Mugisa 25 and Justine Katwesige 19, both residents of Bisaju village, Kasenene parish, Nyantonzi sub county in Masindi district. The incident happened on Thursday night.
Information obtained by URN shows that the students started rioting after midnight in protest of a ban on mobile phones and the suspension of casual wear in the precincts of the school. They reportedly smashed the glass panes in the dormitories and classrooms compelling the administration to call for police intervention.