By Aggrey Twesigye
Police in Mbarara city yesterday recovered a gun used in the murder of Ruharo OC from a garden in Mbarara city.
ASP Samson Kasasira told journalists in a press statement that the murder weapon was recovered 50 meters away from the crime scene in a banana plantation of Ngabirano Vincent 47 years a resident of Mbaguta cell,Ruharo ward , Kamukuzi division, Mbarara city.
Richard Agaba the OC Ruharo police station was on Wednesday 8th Sept.2021 in the wee hours shot dead by unknown thugs.
Samson Kasasira the Rwizi Police mouthpiece told journalists in a press statement that the deceased received a phone call from a boda boda rider Kiiza Muzamiru about armed robbers who had attacked Step Up bar in Kiyanja cell, Ruharo ward, Mbarara city North Division.
Kasasira further said that the deceased responded with a boda boda rider by the names of Tumusiime James, on reaching the scene, they found when the thugs had run away thus followed them and met them at Palm world Ruharo.
“ One of the thugs who had a gun shot at the OC who fell down instantly causing the rider to escape for fear of being shot. They immediately ran away with his gun No POL 565823996 which had unknown number of ammunition,” he added.
The deceased was later rushed to Mbarara regional referral hospital by Bulu Kashaka the area Councilor though he was pronounced dead the following morning.
The PRO said that the case is still being investigated under vide Mbarara SD REF: 04/08/09/2021.
Police have so far arrested one suspect a one Tumusiime James a boda boda rider who rode the deceased before he was shot to help in investigation.
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