3 Held Over Rukungiri Shooting

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Police in Rukungiri District is holding three people including a Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF soldier for alleged murder of a mobile money agent.

Police in Rukungiri District is holding three people including a Uganda People's Defence Forces-UPDF soldier for alleged murder of a mobile money agent.

Thirty-four-year-old Arthur Niwandida was gunned down on December 22 at around 9:00pm at Buyanja town cell in Buyanja Sub County, Rukungiri District while on his way home to rest. 

The gunmen used a sub-machine gun to shoot the deceased before they disappeared with unspecified amount of money.

Justus Twinamatsiko, the Officer-in-Charge of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence department at Rukungiri central Police Station identifies the suspects as Ali Mugisha 24, a UPDF solider attached to Joint Anti-Terrorism task Force in Kampala; Moses Twesigye, 46, the landlord to the deceased and Mark Muhereza, 32, a businessman in Buyanja town cell.

Twinamatsiko says that the trio was arrested after the investigations into the shooting linked them to the incident.

Elly,Maate, the police spokesperson for Kigezi region says the suspects were arrested between December 28th and 29th.

Maate says that police is still carrying out investigations before producing them in court to answer murder charges.
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