Crime

Police put shs20m bounty for attackers behind Bugingo shooting

Kampala, (UG): Police have offered Shs20 million to any member of the public with information that could lead to the arrest of suspects behind the shooting targeting House of Prayer Ministries boss Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, which resulted into the death of his bodyguard, Cpl Richard Muhumuza.

On Tuesday last week, unknown assailants travelling on a motorcycle sprayed bullets at Bugingo’s vehicle at around 9 p.m. along Namungona, Zone 2, Kasubi Rubaga Division in Kampala.

Speaking on Monday, January 8, 2024, police spokesperson Fred Enanga disclosed that the Special Investigations Division of the Criminal Investigations Directorate at Kibuli had taken over investigations into the shooting.

“We would mostly be interested in the killer weapon that is also linked to the murder of the late [vlogger] Isma Olaxes. There are similar patterns in the murder of Isma and Cpl Muhumuza,” Mr Enanga told journalists, adding; “We have offered cash of Shs20 million to any member of the public that avails this information to us.”

Enanga said police detectives have recorded witness statements and retrieved a postmortem report and CCTV footage that the investigations team will evaluate, adding that the case is now taken over by the Criminal Investigations Directorate.

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“CID headquarters has taken over the case of Bugingo and the team is comprised of competent people that are carrying out the investigations,” the police spokesperson said.

Enanga further revealed that although police intelligence and military arrived at the scene that very night, locals had tampered with the scene and nothing much could be collected as exhibits.

“This has left police with the only option of using CCTV cameras to identify the assassins’ movement,” he noted.

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Cpl Muhumuza, an SFC soldier who died at the age of 45, was laid to rest on Friday 5th January at Lwebitakuli Village in Sembabule District.



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