Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori West Region Police Spokesperson identifies the deceased as Habibu Tofiki and Basaliza Musakimu.
The Fuso truck that suspected immature fish dealers were using overturned as the driver tried to flee the arrest.
have released the identities of two suspected immature fish dealers shot dead
by the Uganda People's Defense Forces UPDF fisheries enforcement team in Ntoroko
district on Sunday.
Tumushabe, the Rwenzori West Region Police Spokesperson identifies the
deceased as Habibu Tofiki and Basaliza Musakimu.
says the two were shot dead as the UPDF team pursued a Fuso Truck registration
number UAY 268V suspected of transporting immature fish through Tooro Semulike
Game Reserve from Kanara Landing site at around 3pm on Sunday.
Tumushabe says in the process of fleeing the arrest, the
driver lost control of the truck and veered off the road into a bush where it
overturned. 14 other fish traders sustained serious injuries. Some of the injured
have been identified as Esther Bonabana, Ever Tumwakire, Aisha Yozonia,
Jackline Buswaza, Rehema Nanu and Ndarase Malosi, all residents of Ntoroko.
They are nursing injuries at different hospitals in Ntoroko
district while the bodies of the deceased are at Fort Portal Regional Referral
Tumushabe says they have opened at a murder case under CRB
264/2019 at Fort portal police station though no arrests have been made yet.
Bureau Chief, Tooro Sub-Region