By Moses Nampala
THE Police in Jinja shot dead three suspected murderers after they attempted to flee arrest last week.
The thugs were suspected to have killed a peasant at Idome, Buwenge sub-county on the night of December 26.
A sub-machine gun and 29 bullets were recovered from them.
The suspects led the Police to where they had hidden the gun but tried to escape when the Police carâ€™s tyre burst out on the Kamuli-Jinja highway.
â€œAs the constables were trying to fix it, they jumped off and ran into a bush prompting the shooting,â€ said the Police.
The bodies were taken to Jinja mortuary.
The Police said the men confessed during interrogation that they shot dead Daki Mayuwano, 42, over a land wrangle.
Jinja district Police commander Chris Barugahare identified the dead as Stephen Waiswa, James Ndege and Charles Bageze.
Barugahare said Mayuwano and Stephen Waiswa conflicted over a land boundary.