4 Killed In Gun Battle As Cops Command Robbery Mission In Wakiso

treat geneva;”>Deputy Police spokesperson Vincent Ssekate says two rogue cops on Friday night carried armed thugs on Police pickup truck registration number UP 0618 on a robbery mission at Five Star Excellent soap factory at Kyengera Trading Center in Wakiso District.

The eyebrow-raising incident occurred at around 8:30pm

“Police had earlier been tipped that there were thugs who are planning to rob the factory. Police deployed and when they entered the factory they were ordered to surrender but they refused and started exchanging fire,” said Ssekate.

Ssekate identified the cops who facilitated the movement of robbers as Sgt. James Idri Okello, attached to Kajjansi Police Station and PPC Nelson Chemonges.

“Okello was carrying four people who were armed with two SMG rifles and one pistol,” said Ssekate, adding, “After gaining entry into the factory they sighted danger and opened fire on Police personnel who were deployed to guard the factory.”

“The assailants shot in the arm one Police guard identified as Charles Okongo, number 51498 PC, who is attached to Nsangi Police Station.”

Ssekate further observed in the process of exchanging fire between the Police and the thugs, two assailants who were later identified as Emmanuel Muyenze, 40, and a one Isma, 20, were shot and died on spot.


“The undisciplined Police Officer who was driving the thugs, Sgt Idri Okello James was shot and seriously injured but later died in the hospital,” Ssekate told Chimpreports on Saturday.

He added: “Two thugs including Chemonges are still on the run”

Police recovered one SMG rifle, a pair of pliers, metallic implements and a motor vehicle with number plate, UP 0618, at the scene.

The recent development is evidence that sometimes Police officers connive with criminals to perpetuate a reign of terror in the country.

Ssekate, however, says “this was totally an act of undisciplined officers, who violated the rules and regulations of the Police Standard Orders and we strongly condemn the act.”

He said Police are “hunting for the thugs who are on the run and we promise to bring the culprits to books.”

Ssekate urged the public “to be calm, as we investigate the incident.”

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