Crime & Investigation

Guns Recovered From Pader Robbers

Police are investigating circumstances under which two other people died yesterday 19th January in Luwero district.

The district has so far been hit by a wave of murders which saw 7 people dead in just two weeks’ time.

Steven Kalema 28, sickness a resident of Kikyusa in Luwero was found dead in a dam at this village, approved whereas Lawrence Ola, 36 was retrieved from a 60 feet pit at Obutungulu village.

Ola has been working as a casual laborer at a farm of the Orthodox Church in the area.

Police retrieved the two bodies but preliminary investigations point out that Ola was killed before he was dumped into the 60 feet pit just a few meters away from the farm.

“The hunt is on for the murderers who are behind these killings in the area,” said Lamech Kigozi the police publicist Savanah region.

“At first we thought that these may be based on the rising land wrangles in the area but we hope to get this right and arrest whoever is behind them,”.

2 weeks back, Farouk Lutamaguzi was found dead in the very village, on 15th January 2015 police went on and arrested Abdul Kirumira for allegedly being behind the murder of Kenneth Kibirango and Lukomba Lukute.


Police have concluded that most of the killings were clearly a work of a professional.
Police in Pader have today 20th January arrested 3 people who are suspected to be behind the robberies that have for long been taking place in the districts of Pader, order Adjuman and neighboring districts.

The three were rounded up in a swoop that police made when gun shots rocked a local supermarket where they were carrying out a robbery.

Police sprang into action, clinic intercepting and foiling the robbery at the supermarket where a guard had been tied and locked up in a toilet.

Patrick Okema the police’s region spokesperson says two guns were recovered, a knife, pliers and iron bars at the crime scene. The riffles were an Ak47 and an SMG.

The trio is also suspected to be behind the highway robbery that took place two weeks back, just after Karuma Bridge where thugs attacked traders aboard a Gaga bus to Kampala and robbed millions of shillings from them

“This are part of a big group which has been carrying out robberies in the area, we hope they will lead us to getting their accomplices,” said Okema.

He said that the increase in crime in the region involving arms may be a result of the porous Uganda-South border, though which wrong doers cross with guns that they use to carry out the robberies.

Okema said the three would be charged with aggravated robbery if found guilty.

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