Linos Ngompek, the Masaka Resident District Commissioner says preliminary investigations show that senior security officers in the region were involved in the raid.
At least five security officials have been arrested in connection to the raid on fishermen at Makonzi landing site in Masaka district. Four of the suspects are Jonah Ssewanyana, the Deputy Internal Security Officer Masaka, Richard Mugwisagye, the Greater Masaka Regional Deputy Criminal Investigations officer, Joseph Luswata and Ronnie Kayondo, the Lwengo District Internal Security Officer.
The arrest comes after unidentified gunmen raided Makonzi landing site on Monday night and made off with fish valued at 80 million shillings. During the raid, the gunmen opened fire and assaulted fishermen before robbing them of their money and looted their fish catch.
Joseph Lubega, the Bukakata sub county LC3 Chairperson told URN on Tuesday morning that at least 300 fishermen were affected during the attack.
As a result, a team of investigators was dispatched to the crime scene to investigate the incident. Linos Ngompek, the Masaka Resident District Commissioner says preliminary investigations show that senior security officers in the region were involved in the raid.
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Steven Yehangane, the area Councilor says the attack has created terror in the area. He wants all the officers investigated saying they could engage in subversive activities.
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According to police, some of the suspects have been taken to Kampala for further interrogation. Uganda Radio Network could not get a comment from the suspects since they are under tight security.