Police hunt for third assailant in Buganda clan shooting

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Police hunt for third assailant in Buganda clan shooting
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Police have said they have started the hunt for the third assailant in killing of Buganda Ndiga clan shooting in Lungujja on Sunday evening

Daniel Bbosa, 72, who was also the director of Transa Electrical was fatally shot as he approached his residence at around 6pm in Kikandwa Zone, Lungujja Parish, Lubaga Division.

Updating the nation about the shooting, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said on Monday that preliminary investigations have indicated that the assailants who were three in number were monitoring Bbosa’s movements.

He said the assailants parked in a corner near the home of the deceased and watched as he approached the bend to his home , from where they shot at his vehicle.

“They sped past vehicle of the victim, they made u-turn and then drove back and shot at him from the front killing him instantly. They shot three bullets onto his head,” Enanga said.

He noted that Bbosa’s wife Gladys and housemaid with whom he was in the vehicle as he returned from a function survived with no injuries.

Enanga said as the assailants fled the scene, they were pursued by courageous boda boda riders who knocked the motorcycle  and two of them were cornered.

He said a third assailant escaped .

Police identified the deceased assailant as Enock Sserunkuuma, a resident of Lungujja whereas the one who sustained serious injuries after mob action as Noah Lujja whom he said has now returned to consciousness but under close watch by police detectives at Mulago.

“We expect our teams to get  very good information out of him as investigations continue.”

Enanga noted that the motive of the murder has not yet been determined but said this was a targeted incident since only Bbosa, an none of the other occupants in the vehicle was killed.

He said detectives are currently recovering CCTV footage from the area for any useful information whereas the gun has been submitted to ballistic experts.

The police also hailed members of the public, especially boda boda riders for giving a chase to the assailants.

“We thank community for their vigilance especially boda boda for courageously pursuing the assailants. It’s a testament to good community vigilance and neighbourhood watch.”

Enanga however said the community ought to have subdued the assailants and not killing them.

“You need to have them subdued and not kill them since it negatively impacts investigations and establish motive of the crime and the perpetuators .When you eliminate him, we fail to get entire group of perpetuators behind murder plot.”

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