Policemen, crime preventers get Shs10m for killing Masaka fugitive

Police and Prisons chiefs on Thursday visited Mukoko village in Bukulula Sub County, Kalungu district to deliver a Shs 10m to thank the locals for killing Muhammad Kiddawalime.

Kiddawalime was killed in the wee hours of Tuesday night as he attempted to rob Resty Nakyambadde.

His accomplice whom the police suspect to be Musa Galiwango escaped with a bullet wound in the leg.

The duo escaped from the Chief Magistrate’s court in Masaka on March 1, the day they were supposed to be committed to the High Court for their role in the New Year’s day night ‘Bijambiya’ attacks in Bukomansimbi that claimed claimed 5 lives.

Police and Prisons put a Shs 10m bounty on each of the two fugitives suspected to be the masterminds of the machete attacks in the Greater Masaka region.

The regional police commander Latif Zaake delivered the village but singled six key beneficiaries including two police officers and three crime preventers as the main beneficiaries.

The regional police commander Latif Zaake handing over cash to the recipients for a job well done.

The recipients of the money are, Stephen Twinomugisha; the OC Bukulula police post, Sergeant Venance Mugyenyi; a cop attached to the same police post plus crime preventers Godfrey Kafeero, Kyakuwa Mayanja and Matia Mugejja plus Nakyambadde, whose house the fugitives had burgled into.

Each of them has been given a share of Shs 1.6m.
Zaake said that police does not regret killing the suspect who he said was so dangerous to the community and bothering security.

“I urge you to look for the remaining suspect Musa Galiwango because he is also equally dangerous. We still have the reward for him also,” Zaake said.

The Commissioner General of Prisons Johnson Byabashaija drove to Masaka on Wednesday evening to deliver the money to police after learning of Kiddawalime’s killing.