Territorial police in Moroto region and Amudat CPS, are investigating a tragic incident where 4 people were shot dead by an armed assailant.
The incident occurred along Amudat Katabok road, Ankukunyo village, Amudat parish, on the 4.02.2024 at around 3:30pm.
The victims, all residents of Mbale City, have been identified as Umaru Binyota, a 34 year old, businessman of Namusi- Mbale, Umaru Watime a 40 year old and resident of Nakaloke zone 3, Aramathan Boy a 25 year old resident of Namusi – Mbale and Abasi Mubajje a 23 year old, resident of Namusi.
The victims were riding in a Motor vehicle Toyota Harrier registration number UBP 601Q grey in color.
At the scene, 3 bodies of Binyota, Aramanthan and Abasi were found outside the car. All bodies had multiple bullet wounds on the head, faces, legs, hands, back and chest respectively.
Police confirmed that one bullet was recovered from the car, 6 cartridges recovered from inside the car and 7 cartridges from outside, all totaling 13. Five mobile phones (2 smart phones, 3 Itel small phones) recovered from the scene, as well as documents showing cash calculations recovered from the scene.
“A police dog unit (K9) was deployed, but it lost track after a distance of 1km. The Joint Security Task Team has been tasked to ensure the perpetrators of the violent murder are swiftly identified, arrested and brought to book” a statement from Uganda Police reads in part.