President Yoweri Museveni has heaped praises on squads from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) after they led a group of operatives to arrest the suspects in the killing of former Buyende DPC Muhammad Kirumira.
The president, in a brief statement posted on his social media platforms said that the suspects will soon appear in court to answer to the charges.
“I am sure I am speaking on behalf of many of you when I congratulate the CMI squads which arrested a number of suspects in the killing of ASP Kirumira on Friday night,” said Mr Museveni.
The president added: “Quite a number of them will appear in court soon. In the process, one of them, by the names of Kateregga Abdu, was shot and later died of his injuries.”
Museveni said that one of the suspects who died of injuries during a scuffle as operatives rounded up nine suspects is a former ADF rebel.
“It turns out that Kateregga was one of the ADF terrorists that had benefited from Amnesty in the past. This, therefore, is to put on notice all the killers that the wages of sin is death ( Romans 6:23 ),” said the President.
The President then encouraged members of the public that may have some more information about this particular gang of Kateregga to inform the police.
Last week, after a wave of security threats spread around Kampala Metropolitan policing area involving burglaries, armed robberies and murders/ assassinations, the police together with sister security agencies stepped up operations to improve the state of security in the country, this was according to a statement by police following the arrest.
Subsequently, a joint security operation was carried out in the areas of Namungona, Lubaga Divison, Kampala District targeting a terrorist cell in the area.
In that operation, according to a statement from the police, total of 9 suspects were arrested and are currently being screened to establish their true identities and to have their statements recorded. The suspects are currently held in various police stations in Kampala Metropolitan area.
One of the suspects (Kateregga) died after bleeding following a scuffle during the arrest.