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Shs20m bounty for attackers behind Bugingo shooting still stands – Police

Kampala, (UG): Police have reaffirmed that the Shs20 million offer to anyone with information leading to the arrest of suspects behind the attempted assassination of Pastor Aloysius Bugingo still stands, two weeks after the incident happened in Kampala.

Pastor Bugingo, the proprietor of House of Prayer Ministries International and his bodyguard, Cpl Richard Muhumuza were early this month attacked by unknown assailants who sprayed bullets at Bugingo’s vehicle at around 9 p.m. along Namungoona, Zone 2, Kasubi Rubaga Division in Kampala.

The shooting which left the Man of God nursing a bullet wound in the back claimed the life of his bodyguard after the shooter(s) sprayed over seven bullets at him.

Following the shooting incident, Police said last week that the Special Investigations Division of the Criminal Investigations Directorate at Kibuli had taken over investigations into the shooting and offered shs 20m for any member of the public with information leading to the arrest of the assailants.

And now a week later, the Police Spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga while speaking to the media at Naguru Police Headquarters on Monday reaffirmed that the cash offer still stands and appealed to the public to reach out to Kibuli CID headquarters if they have credible information regarding the suspected killers.

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“The Directorate of CID has extended the bounty offer of Ugx 20 million, only, for anyone, who can help them catch the wanted murder suspects, behind the alleged brutal murder by shooting of Richard Muhumuza and the Attempted murder of Pr Bujingo Aloysius and the subsequent recovery of the murder weapon,” Enanga said.

To instil confidence in the public, Enanga added that the reward amounts posted will still be honoured for information that leads to an arrest.

“To be eligible for the cash reward, tipsters must provide information to authorities using telephone contact 0741111333 or reach the Special Investigations Division, at CID Headquarters, in person,” he explained, adding that all tips are anonymous, regardless of how they are submitted.

“We wish to remind the public that callers’ anonymity is guaranteed.”

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Police cautioned the public that the wanted person(s) should be considered armed and dangerous, and therefore they should not try to apprehend them by themselves but alert the SID.

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