Police Officer Killed During Chase of Armed Robbers

Wamala regional police spokesperson, ASP Racheal Kawala

Police in the Kassanda District are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of one of their officers, who was allegedly shot by the criminals he was following.

At around 5:40 p.m. on Monday, Kiganda police station employee Cpl Joseph Olaya was shot.

According to a police statement, Cpl. Oloya was hunting down three armed thieves who had broken into a mobile money shop and a soda depot in the nearby Mubende District.

According to a statement made by the Wamala area police spokesperson, Ms. Racheal Kawala, “The territorial police in Kassanda are actively investigating an aggravated robbery and murder by shooting that occurred at Kyakitanga Village Manyogaseka Subcounty in the Kassanda District.”

According to the police, Bonani Janvier Fils owns the soda depot and mobile money shop in Kalongo, Mubende District.

According to reports, the robbers stole the police officer’s magazine but left the gun behind and fled the scene on a motorcycle.

While being taken to the Mubende regional referral hospital for treatment, Oloya died.

The police Crime Intelligence, led by DPC Kassanda visited the scene of crime and relevant statements were recorded to aid investigations.

As the police continues to pursue the suspected robbers who are currently at large, a motorcycle registration number UDX 755C Bajaj boxer red in color and said to belong to the suspects has been recovered.

The Kassanda RDC, Ms. Phoebe Namulindwa, reports a recent spike in armed robbery incidents in the region.

Unfortunately, we lost a police officer while chasing the armed criminals, but security is tight and the attackers will be caught. I offer my condolences to the deceased’s family and the Ugandan government for the passing of our devoted officer,” she added.

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According to the leaders, Kassanda has recently reported a number of armed robbery instances, including ones that occurred in Nalutuntu Subcounty two weeks ago.

Since June 13, gunmen have been specifically targeting mobile money businesses and bank agents for attacks, according to police in various sections of the country.

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