Crime

Four shot dead by unknown gunmen in Amudat

Amudat, (UG): The Territorial Police in Mt. Moroto Region and Amudat Central Police Station are jointly hunting for runaway assailants who shot and killed four people in a tragic incident along Amudat – Katabok Road in Amudat District on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased, four male adults, were driving in a motor vehicle Toyota Harrier, grey in colour, registration number UBP 601Q when the assailants raided them along the road at Ankukunyo village, Amudat Parish at around 3:30 pm.

Police Spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga identified the victims as Umaru Binyota, a 34-year-old, businessman, of Namusi-Mbale, Umaru Watime a 40-year-old, resident of Nakaloke zone 3 in Mbale, Aramathan Boy, a 25-year-old, resident of Namusi – Mbale and Abasi Mubajje, a 23-year-old, resident of Namusi in Mbale City.

“At the scene, 3 bodies of Binyota, Aramanthan and Abasi were found outside the car. All bodies had multiple bullet wounds on the head, faces, legs, hands, back and chest respectively,” Enanga stated while addressing the media on Monday afternoon at Naguru Police Headquarters.

He added that one projectile was recovered from the car, 6 cartridges recovered from inside the car and 7 cartridges from outside, all totalling 13.

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“The K9 was deployed, but it lost track after a distance of 1km. Five mobile phones (2 smartphones, 3 Itel small phones) were recovered from the scene, as well as documents showing cash calculations recovered from the scene,” Enanga remarked.

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Police said a joint security task force has been tasked to ensure the perpetrators of the violent murder are swiftly identified, arrested and brought to book.



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