Thugs behind Kajjansi cop murder arrested
Publish Date: Feb 21, 2014
Thugs behind Kajjansi cop murder arrested
The robbers stormed GAZ petrol station in Kajjansi and the MTN Moble Money point there and robbed millions of shillings.
  • mail
  • img

By Steven Candia & Simon Masaba

The police flying squad has arrested a gang of nine thugs said to be behind last week’s murder of a police officer attached to Kajjansi police station.

Three of them are South Sudanese.

The team recovered three AK 47 rifles from the suspects behind the killing of Cadet Officer Joseph Bigirwa.

He was the officer-in-charge of Kajjansi police station, and was shot dead last Friday as he responded to distressed calls for help.

Flying squad boss Charles Kataratambi said the thugs were arrested from various parts of the country.

“Two were arrested in Iganga, one from Mbale, one from Hoima and the rest from Kampala,” he said.

They are being detained in various police stations on the charge of murder and aggravated robbery.

In the 11.40pm local time (EAT) incident, police reported, an unknown number of thugs dressed in civilian attire and armed with two SMG rifles attacked GAZ petrol station and a Mobile Money point which is located within the petrol station.

“They put all the pump attendants and the Mobile Money operators at gun point,” Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, Ibin Ssenkumbi had said hours after the attack.

“They fired several bullets in the air during the robbery.  The assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Bigirwa, who was within the vicinity, responded to the gunfire by shooting at the thugs using his pistol.

“He was shot in the chest and stomach by one of the thugs and he died instantly,” he had said.

That night, the robbers made off with sh11m from the Mobile Money agent after holding him at gunpoint and also took over sh200,000 from the pump attendants.

Now the suspects will be paraded later today (Friday), Kataratambi said, declining to divulge their identities.

The nine have been interrogated and have recorded statements, he said.

The police boss added: “All the butts of the guns had been sewn off and are different from ours. Even the magazines are different, confirming that they are from South Sudan."

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
S.4 candidate stabs colleague at school
TWO students of a privately owned secondary school in Lira are to miss sitting their UCE examination papers after a bloody scuffle...
First Lady launches girls’ campaign
THE First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni has launched the national campaign on adolescent girls with a call on families to protect girl children from sexual exploitation...
TDA lacks wisdom - Bukenya
PROF Gilbert Bukenya has defended his move to support President Museveni saying he wasn’t convinced TDA had solutions to the country’s problems...
Ministry of Health to ensure that ugandans live longer
The Ministry of Health has announced measures it will pursue to ensure that Ugandans live longer healthier lives....
NRM aspirants warned on witchdoctors
People vying in the NRM primaries are warned against running to witchdoctors for purposes of winning the elections.The coordinator of NRM elections in western Uganda, who is also the RDC for Kabalore district, Stephen Asiimwe, said he had received information that some candidates have started to seek the powers of witchdoctors to give them favours against their opponents....
One dead, several injured in taxi accident
Over 20 people are treating severe injuries following an accident that occurred in Wakiso town along Hoima Road....
Should Makerere University fees policy be reviewed?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter