Uganda police force has arrested a most wanted criminal who was shot and arrested in Ntungamo in the wee hours of Tuesday. The suspect is recuperating at Mbarara Regional referral hospital.
Emilian Kayima, the police spokesperson explains that at around 2:30am this morning, police working with locals were able to track and arrest the notorious criminal, who is known for terrorizing residents of Masaka Region.
Musa Galiwango is one of the suspects that escaped from court, where they were answering to numerous charges of murder, aggravated robbery, and terrorism, together with his accomplice Muhammad Kidawalime, who was recently killed by the mob, while he had gone to attack another family in Kaungu district.
According to Kayima, the duo is widely believed to have master minded the murders in greater Masaka where on New Year ’s Eve, they participated in the murder of 5 people in Bukomansimbi district, including a senior police officer, SSP Ssebugwawo Lumala who had just retired.
During the arrest, the suspect was violent and pulled a pistol, threatening to shoot arresting officers. The officers were however fast enough to shoot him. The suspect is currently recovering at Mbarara hospital where police are heavily guarding him, to avoid another incident of escape.
The suspect was arrested in Kigarama village, Kajara, Ntungamo district.