Controversial motor rally driver, Ponsiano Lwakataka has gone into hiding after his employee was Friday shot dead by the army and police manning Uganda and DRC border post.
According to sources, Lwakataka’s driver known as Aklam Musajja was smuggling premature fish to the neighboring country.
He was stopped at a road block being manned by the army and police but he refused stop.
“They were using a Toyota Noah. They ignored orders at the roadblock and the officers took action,” a source in security said.
The operation at the border was led by the UPDF Marine Assistant Operations Commander Capt. Isaac Ewaga who is charge of the south western region.
Rwakataka, who was reportedly in constant communication with the driver and the company, was not apprehended in the operation and is now on the run.
“A manhunt has been launched to apprehend Lwakataka. It is believed that he is hiding either Mpondwe or Bwera,” another source in security said.
“He (Rwakataka) communicated with the suspects in the vehicle 10 times, giving them instructions from Lake Albert to Mpondwe in a bid escape security.”
According those in the know, early this year President Museveni given briefs on details regarding Rwakataka illegal fishing activities. Rwakataka allegedly has several stores around the Congo border where he smuggles the fish through shortcuts.
The deceased, Aklam a father of two was serving as the Secretary of Masaka Youth Develop Association, running a youth poultry and SACCO project funded by the IGP Kale Kayihura.
Kayihura supported the group with 1000 birds and promised more 5000 if they progressed but the group stunningly sold all the hens and eggs and the project collapsed.