Enanga’s close relative shot dead

Man Jose Kayima

Police in Apac District in northern Uganda are hunting for gunmen who reportedly killed a prominent businessmen in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Denis Angole, 45, who is said to be a close relative to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga was shot several times at his gate at Ocok-can Cell, Dam ward in Akere Division.

Eye witnesses, revealed that assailants were riding on a motorcycle and trailed Angole, the managing director of Deno and Sons Enterprises, as he returned from work and shot him several times when he got out of the vehicle.

“Those armed robbers were on a motorcycle. They came slowly following him. When he came out of the vehicle to call someone to open for him, they shot him and picked the bag he was carrying before fleeing the scene,” One of the neighbors told police and this reporter.

Mr Boniface Denis Okwir, the LC1 chairman of Ocok-can Cell, said the shooting has left residents in his area in panic.

Apac District police commander, Mr David Wills Ndaula, said detectives are still looking for clues which will help in identifying the assailants.

“We are trying as much as possible to get the clues which will lead to the arrest of the culprits,” he said.

After supplying whole sale merchandise using his vehicle, Angole reportedly returned to his shop in the evening, according to police, before loading more items to be supplied the following morning.

“Eyewitnesses said he even balanced his books of account up to around 23:30hours. He left the shop driving his tipper vehicle up to his gate and that’s when he was reportedly confronted by unknown armed robbers,” the North Kyoga regional police spokesperson, Mr Patrick Jimmy Okema, said in a Saturday statement.

Meanwhile, the Police annual Crime Report of 2022 revealed that a total of 279 cases of murder by shooting were reported to police countrywide compared to 303 in 2021

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