Immaculate Alaso, the Bukedi North Police Spokesperson, says that Police responded to a call from residents about armed robbers moving in a V8 Land cruiser. She says officers from the field Force unit (FFU) swing into action leading to a fire exchange with the occupants of the vehicle who managed to get away.
Details have emerged on the man who was found dead in a V8 Land cruiser registration number UAY 596B along Tiriny-Pallisa Road. Police have since identified the deceased as 42-year-old Ibrahim Buyinza, a cattle trader and resident of Namutumba district.
Buyinza's lifeless body was found lying in a pool of blood in the White Landcruiser at Butakikoko
Village, Kiryolo Parish, Lwatama sub-county in Kibuku District on Wednesday morning. According to Police, the deceased was killed in crossfire with police officers who were responding to a robbery alert from residents.
Immaculate Alaso, the Bukedi North Police Spokesperson, says that Police responded to a call from residents about armed
robbers moving in a V8 Land cruiser. She says officers from the field Force unit (FFU) swing into action leading to a fire exchange with the occupants of the vehicle who managed to get away.
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She notes that the officers followed the thugs only
to find the vehicle abandoned along the road with a lifeless body with bullet wounds. According to Alaso, on searching the vehicle, the officers found a lot of animal hair, ropes,
gumboots, sandals, cow dung and one black back bag containing clothes.
“It should be noted that there has been an increasing cases
of cattle thefts in the district and we believe this could have been part of
the racket stealing cattle, efforts are in place to identify and trace the
other occupants of the vehicle” she said in a statement.
Iman Dube, Ramadhan and Jonathan Taika, all residents of
Kilyolo, say that they found the vehicle abandoned and thought that it had developed a mechanical
problem only to realize there was a dead body inside. They also explain that they saw several bullet holes on both the front and hind screens an indicator that he
was killed by shooting.
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The deceased's father, George Wabwire, who our reporter found at Kibuku police station, said that his son has been dealing in cattle in Namutumba town Council and wondered how he could have reached Kibuku
in a vehicle he had never seen him driving prior to his death.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.