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Suspected Thief Shot and Injured

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By Anthony Kushaba

Police in Kabale is investigating circumstances under which a 27 years old thug was shot and injured.

The victim is one Nuwamanya Yonasani of upper Bugongi northern division Kabale municipality who was shot on 23/06/2020 at around 20:30 hours at Makanga national water main reservoir tank by one Laban Taremwa a supervisor of Swatt security Limited.

According to Kigezi regional Police spokesperson Elly Maate, Taremwa had responded to an emergency call by the guard at that point one Martin Mukamarinda that had been attacked by thugs.

Maate says that the thugs were three in number and had vandalized the reservoir tank and removed the cover which they took and as the guard was pursuing them about fifty meters away, that’s when one of them attacked and tried to disarm him but luckily enough his supervisor arrived and he shot and disabled him in the leg and arm leading others to escape.

Maate says that the Police visited the scene, rushed the victim to Kabale referral hospital, recovered the exhibit and Sub machine gun  rifle number UG-PSO-320025905826 with six ammunitions.

He adds that the police have commenced investigations to establish the intentions of the thugs.

The case is registered under reference number  SD 69/23/09/2020  of Kabale.

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