The Police Officer who shot and killed an Indian businessman at Rajja Chambers, Parliamentary Avenue in Kampala on Friday has been arrested. #WhisperEyeNews
PC Ivan Wabwire, 30, gunned down Uttam Bhandari at his work place after misunderstanding which resulted into exchange of words.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police PRO SSP Patrick Onyango, PC Wabwire has been arrested by a joint team of security traced him up to Busia district.
“On 13 May 23, Flying Squad Unit joined the territorial police of Busia.
On 14 May 23 at around 0700 hours, Wabwire Ivan was arrested in Busia Municipality at Customs by a joint team commanded by the DPC Busia SP Didas Byaruhanga,” says SSP Patrick Onyango.
Wabwire a police officer attached to CPS Kampala is currently detained at CPS Busia pending transfer to CPS Kampala.
SSP Onyango has appreciated police officers who worked tirelessly for the last 42 hours to ensure that Wabwire is arrested.
Tension has increased in the country as gun murder is on the increase, just within a space of one week four people have been killed including Uganda’s State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Col (rtd) Charles Okello Engola, who was shot dead on Tuesday, and social media blogger and political comentator Ibrahim Tusubira popularly known as Isma Olaxess alias Jjajja Ichuli who was also the Presdent of the Uganda Bloggers Association.