By Anthony Kushaba
Police in Mbarara gunned down a notorious armed robber who was wanted for several armed robberies and murders in southwestern Uganda.
Dick Tushemereirwe an army deserter who has been on the top police’s wanted list was on the run for murder and aggravated robber under reference numbers CRB 1220/21 of Mbarara and CRB1437/21 of Rukungiri.
The criminal was on Wednesday sighted in the areas of Rugarama cell,Biharwe division in Mbarara city.
Rwizi regional police spokesperson Samson Kasasira says that the deceased was tracked down in the Rugarama cell bushes where he was hiding and on pursuit, he tried to resist arrest by trying to disarm security personnel which forced officers to put him out of action before he could cause any more harm.
He adds that the body was taken to Mbarara regional referral hospital mortuary for postmortem
Dick Tushemereirwe together with three others that include Dominic Twinomugisha,Kasim Ayebazibwe both in Police custody now and one known by only identified as Tonny who is still on the run were behind the murder of Officer in charge of Ruharo Police Post NO.44109 Corporal Richard Agaba on the 08/09/2021 in addition to taking off with his SMG rifle no.UG POL 56582399632575 which was recovered from Rukungiri Municipality on the 19/10/2021 with 10 rounds of ammunition during a robbery of For God Electronics shop where one Edward Tayebwa aged 19years old was shot dead and Dokuze Daniel aged 29years a Saracen security guard left with bullet wounds who also later passed on, on the 22/10/2021 at Nyakibale Hospital.
The four have reportedly been terrorizing the districts Rwampara, Kiruhura, Ibanda, Sheema, and Kamwenge.