PHOTOS: Money lender Uttam Bhandari who was shot by Police officer has been cremated

Man Jose Kayima

Uttam Bhandari who was shot and killed by a police constable at Raja Chambers on Friday has been cremated in accordance with Indian funeral customs.

Bhandari Cremated (Photo by NTV Uganda)

The money lender was killed by Police constable Ivan Wabwire on Friday afternoon.

On Sunday morning, the Uganda Police has released a statement confirming Wabwire’s arrest.

Photo by NTV Uganda

“On 12 May 23 at around 1230 hours at Raja Chambers along Parliamentary Avenue , one UTTAM BHANDARI an Indian by Nationality and the director of TFS financial services was shot dead by allegedly a police officer only identified as No.67029 PC Wabwire Ivan.”

“A joint team of security traced the suspect to Busia district.
On 13 May 23, Flying Squad Unit joined the territorial police of Busia.”

“On 14 May 23 at around 0700 hours , Wabwire Ivan was arrested in Busia Municipality at Customs by a joint team commanded by the DPC Busia SP Didas Byaruhanga.”

“Wabwire Ivan aged 30 a police officer attached to CPS Kampala is currently detained at CPS Busia pending transfer to CPS Kampala.”
“We want to thank the officers who worked for the last 42 hours to ensure that Wabwire is arrested.” Read a statement from SSP Patrick Onyango

Wabwire is currently at Kampala Central Police Station following his arrest in Busia District this morning over the May 12 murder of an Indian money lender, Uttam Bhandari, at Raja Chambers along Parliamentary Avenue.

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