Two panga-wielding siblings arrested after attempting to hack LC1 Chairperson

The two Panga wielding brothers at police pose with their tools they were arrested with on Sunday night (Photo/Isabirye Simon Peter)

Jinja, (UG):- The Police in Jinja have arrested two panga-wielding brothers for attempting to waylay the chairperson LC1 of Kabi Zone, Buwenge Town Council in the wee hours of Sunday evening.

The Kiira Regional Police Spokesperson, SP James Mubi identified the suspect as Issa Kalulu, 24, a resident of Mukwanga zone and his younger brother Halid Kalulu, 21, a resident of Kabi zone in Buwenge Town Council, Jinja district.

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“…on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at around 2400/C, the two brothers waylaid the chairperson LC1 of Kabi zone Mr Muzamiru Nabikamba en-route to his home,” SP Mubi said in a statement before confirming their detention.

The duo, armed with dangerous weapons including pangas, reportedly waylaid the chairperson Mr. Nabikamba Muzamiru on Sunday at around midnight when he was going back home but they narrowly escaped the wrath of locals who were attracted by the alarm made by the chairperson and attempted to lynch them before Buwenge police patrol contained the situation.

“The chairperson alarmed and attracted the attention of the local residents who unlawfully wanted to have the two brothers lynched, but the presence of Buwenge police patrol vehicle managed to contain the angry residents and arrested the duo,” Mubi said.

Upon police intervention and arrest of the suspects, a search was conducted and hammers and pliers were recovered from their pockets.

Police also conducted a search at the respective residence of the suspects and housebreaking implements were recovered. The tools recovered included iron bars, big torches, solido wires, masks, hammers and new pangas. 

DailyExpress has learnt that the suspects have been terrorizing residents of Buwenge Town Council in Jinja district, Bugembe, and Mpumudde in Jinja City with operational bases in Iganga, Busia, and Oyam districts.

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