Kampala: Metropolitan Police is investigating circumstances where a yet-to-be identified man suspected to be part of a gang was on the eve of the new year shot dead by a Local Defense Unit (LDU) officer in Nakulabye, a Kampala suburb.
According to the Kampala Kampala Deputy Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, the suspect was shot twice in the chest around the areas of Chez Johnson Hotel Nakulabye.
This was after residents raised distress calls to authorities that a gang had reportedly raided the area, stealing their property. They were robbed of belongings like mobile phones, handbags among other things.
Oweyesigire added that the deceased’s identity is yet to be established.
“One Local Defence Unit official shot dead a man suspected to be one of the group that was last night terrorizing Nakulabye. We are investigating to establish whether the deceased was part of the gang. We have so far collected statements from local leaders,” Oweyesigire said.
Criminal gangs today operate everywhere in Kampala as if they have licences to kill, maim and steal people’s property. Sadly, some police officers pose before cameras and tell Ugandans that they know these tormentors and everything is under control. Our relatives in rural areas then rest assured that Kampala is safe yet we live in torment.
In Nakulabye, thieves come in large numbers and cordon off houses. They even break into people’s houses without fear!