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Police officer who killed money lender arrested

Man Jose Kayima

On Friday afternoon, a police officer identified as Ivan Wabwire shot dead money lender Uttam Bandari at Parliamentary avenue in Kampala.

After killing Bandari, the Police constable went on the run.

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

“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

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