Crime & Investigation

Chief Justice Katureebe’s Residence Attacked; Another Cop Shot in Head

Police has arrested a man who on Saturday invaded the home of Bart Magunda Katureebe, the chief justice of Uganda.

Katureebe resides in the leafy Nakasero, a suburb of Kampala.

The development was revealed to journalists Monday morning in a press conference held at Central Police Station in Kampala.

Police Spokesman SSP Emilian Kayima said that the suspect was found at Katureebe’s premises Saturday morning “at around 1:00pm”, and he is suspected to have “jumped into the compound.”

Attempts to stop him yielded no fruit, said Kayima.

“He simply sped off and officers shot at him, injuring him in the leg. He was rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital for medical attention,” said the police publicist.

“He has so far refused to utter any words to the officers. We are monitoring him. It is not the first time the home of the Hon. Chief Justice is under attack.”

Cop Shot in Busia, Thugs Flee with Gun

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A policeman in Busia District was Sunday shot and injured by two assailants armed with guns, said police in a statement.

Starford Walusansa, a police constable at Sofia police post in Busia — was attacked by the thugs who were riding on a motorcycle with Kenyan number plates, according to police.

“An officer No 64625 was injured on the head in this attack and his rifle no. 56-5908874 loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition was taken by the attackers,” reads a police statement in part.

“The attackers were repulsed by the other officers at the station, and they retreated to the direction of Kenya. Scene of crime visited. A cartridge was recovered and police are on the hunt for the assailants. A pistol that is unmarked was also recovered at the scene of crime with four rounds of ammunition.”

The injured officer has since received medical attention and is in stable condition, police said.

The grim incident comes after the murder of two police officer in Kawempe Division, Kampala by yet to be known assailants

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