After close to a month of grassing, the joint security team has arrested five more people suspected to be behind the attempted assassination of Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, killing of his daughter Brenda Nantongo and his driver Haruna Katuna on June 1, 2021.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech, identified the suspects in custody as; Muhammad Kagugube alias Bafumoya, Walusimbi Kamada alias Mudinka, Kisambira Siriman alias Mukwasi, and Mustafa Kawawa Ramadan alias Amin or Musa. Their colleague and leader Lutwama Hussein alias Master was killed as he resisted the arrest by the security officers.
“Our team pursued arrested Kagugube on June 26, and upon interrogation, he admitted to having participated in the violent attack, when he carried out surveillance on the movement of General Katumba Wamala from his home. He immediately alerted the assault team, as soon as he spotted him and the direction he was taking. After that, he went up to Bukoto near Oryx Petrol Station, where he waited for the two guns, but received only one and rode away with it,” he said.
Maj Gen Lokech said Kagugube provided details which led to the arrest of Kamada, one of the riders who transported the shooters.
“Upon his arrest, he led the team in reconstructing the scene and clearly demonstrated how the double murder and attempted assassination took place. And how he transported his shooter called Kanaabe, through Kisota-Kisaasi-Bukoto up to Sebagala road, where he handed over the motorcycle to the shooter and they separated,” he said.
The DIGP told the media on Thursday afternoon that a thorough search had been conducted at all Kamada’s known premises and valuable exhibits such as a black helmet, 10 jackets, and one of the motorcycles used in the planning, preparation and execution of the plot were recovered.