By Fred Kiva
The second suspected murderer that fled from court in Masaka has been shot and injured by police in Ntungamo. This comes barely a week after his colleague, Mohammad Kiddawalime was lynched in Kalungu, Masaka during a robbery last Monday.
In a shot message sent out to journalists on Tuesday morning, Police Spokesman Emillian Kayima said Musa Galiwango was shot at 2am on Tuesday. Police also recovered a pistol from him.
"This morning at around 2:00am, the other criminal that was terrorising Masaka whose partner in crime (Muhammad Kiddawalime) was killed by the community in Kalungu was also shot in Ntungamo. The criminal had a pistol with him. Details will follow....," Kayima said, adding that the suspect is now being treated for bullet wounds at Mbarara Hospital.
Police explain the operation
Police in Masaka explain that a well calculated intelligence guided their officers to Kigalama village, Kajala Sub County in Ntungamo district where he had moved in hiding.
They add that after knocking on the house where he was, he noticed it was security. He hit one of police officers in an attempt to resist arrest although he was disabled.
Musa Galiwango and the deceased, Muhammad Kiddawalime escaped from Masaka High Court on March 1 and eluded re-arrest. The two are part of the gang arrested in connection with attacks on people's homes in Masaka.
Attacks on people’s homes have swept through Masaka Sub region for the last two years and in some instances the attackers first drop anonymous leaflets threatening to kill or harm individuals.
Nearly 250 suspects have since been arrested in connection with the attacks. Majority have since been arraigned before court for prosecution and some released.