Police have at last apprehended the man who is believed to have shot and killed Sheikh Mutumba Masudi last week on February 14th.
Police spokesman Fred Enanga on Wednesday identified the suspect now in custody as Mugoya Abiyasad.
Mugoya works as supervisor at a private security company named SGA.
“Upon interrogation, the suspected shooter admitted to having shot and killed the victim. He further provided details that led to the recovery of the gun at Rubaga, which went missing on the 14/02/2020 at around midday. The task team also impounded an Ipsum motor vehicle that transported the killers from Kampala to Bugiri, and arrested the driver,” Enanga said.
Police as earlier stated shortly after the murder, believe that the incident is not religious based and is not connected to the 2016 Muslim killings.
“This is a premeditated and straight forward case of murder, with personal conflict due to land wrangles, as the motivation,” Enanga said.
“The task team is now focusing on the facts and physical evidence, to clearly bring out the roles played by each of the suspects.”