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Greater Masaka regional police spokesman Kigozi. Courtesy photo

How Security Tracked Masaka’s Most Wanted man Musa Galiwango

Galiwango is now admitted to Mbarara Hospital for further management after sustaining a bullet wound.
posted onApril 17, 2018

By Kampala Post Reporter

Greater Masaka's most wanted criminal Musa Galiwango was arrested in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. It was about 02:30 am when his luck ran out.

According to police, it took “well calculated intelligence” to guide officers to Kigalama village, Kajala Sub County in Ntungamo district where he had moved in hiding.

Greater Masaka Regional Police spokesperson Lameck Kigozi has said there was a scuffle between security operatives and Galiwango as he attempted to resist arrest. 

"After knocking on the house where he was, he noticed it was security. He hit one of our officers in an attempt to resist arrest but he was disabled," Kigozi said in a statement released on Tuesday.

Galiwango who has been on the run since escaping from Court in Masaka last month is now admitted at Mbarara Hospital treatment after sustaining bullet wounds.

According to Frank Baine, the Prisons spokesperson, Galiwango's was shot five times as he attempted to flee from security officials.

Baine says that Galiwango is believed to have been hiding at his grandmother's place although he ocassionally left to meet his girlfriend in the same area. A pistol was also recovered after the fugitive's arrest.

Galiwango recently escaped arrest in Bukomansimbi where his accomplice Kidawaladime was killed by a mob.

Galiwango now faces fresh charges of escaping from lawful custody, murder, aggravated robbery and terrorism.

Police rewarded Masaka residents with Shs10million after they arrested Kidawalime although he couldn’t face charges as he was killed moments after he was captured.

Galiwango and Kidawalime together with four others were arrested over robberies and murder of five people in Bukomansimbi. The two were charged with murder and aggravated robbery after in January this year.

They were subsequently remanded to Masaka central prisons.

They are also suspects in the murder of ASP Dennis Sebugwawo, who was killed at Kisojo village in Kibinge sub-county.

Musa Galiwango was shot after he attempted to fight with officers in an attempt to resist arrest. Courtesy photo

Escaping from court

After being brought to court in Masaka, the Chief magistrate Samuel Munobe started reading the charges to the two suspects, Galiwango who has since been killed jumped out of the dock and ran away.

His co-accused, Kidawalime also escaped while pretending he was chasing Galiwango through the courtyard.

Following their escape, President Yoweri Museveni wondered why such suspects were being brought to court without being handcuffed.

The Kampala Post understands that the Uganda Prisons Service has since considered bring suspects to court with handcuffs on.

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