Kampala Metropolitan Police in a joint operation shot and killed a robber in action at Nakulabye on Thursday night.
KMP deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire on Friday morning identified the deceased as Abraham Otim who was attached to SWAT security company.
“Information was received by Old Kampala Police Station of an armed robbery taking place at Nakulabye Zone 8, Rubaga Division, Kampala and a foot patrol team comprising of Police and Local Defence Unit personnel was dispatched to the scene,” Owoyesigire said.
He says, at the scene, the security team caught Otim red handed and warned him several times to stop and surrender his gun but he refused prompting the security team to put him out of action.
Otim was deployed at Capital Forex Bureau in Nakulabye, which is about 1 Km from where he was robbing.
“We have interacted with two victims, Dan Yakuze whom he found in his house and robbed, and one Isma whom he beat up badly and forced him to open his shop. Fortunately, the response team found him in action robbing Isma.” Owoyesigire said
Exhibits recovered from the scene include a bag containing items that had been robbed from Dan Yakuze and a SAR rifle with 04 Rounds of live ammunition.
Otim’s Body has been delivered to city mortuary for post mortem.