Musa Galiwango finally captured
Musa Galiwango, the Masaka fugitive has finally been arrested, a week after his colleague Muhammad Kiddawalime was killed by a mob at Mukoko in Kalungu district.
Galiwango was arrested by police flying squad officers who shot and injured him in Ntungamo district, according to a Facebook post by the Commissioner General of Prisons Johnson Byabashaija.
The incident happened at 2am on Tuesday morning.
According to Lameck Kigozi, the police spokesman in Greater Masaka region, Galiwango was found hiding in an old woman’s house at Kigarama village, Kajara County, Ntungamo district.
“We acted on intelligence information to track him up to his hide out. When our men knocked at the door, he tried to escape forcing our men to shoot at him,” Kigozi said.
On being searched, Galiwango was found with a pistol according to Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi regional police spokesman.
Galiwango and Kiddawalime escaped from the Chief Magistrate’s court in Masaka on March 1 just as court convened to commit them to the High Court for their role in the New Year’s day night attacks in Bukomansimbi that claimed five lives including that of a retired senior police officer.
The duo is also said to have been gang leaders of the ‘Bijambiya’ group that has terrorised Masaka and its environs for more than a year.
Last week, the duo swung into action, a month after their escape, when they attacked Resty Nakyambadde at Mukoko.
Police and crime preventers responded promptly before they raped her.
Kiddawalime was killed instantly but Galiwango escaped with a bullet wound in the leg.
He is currently admitted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for treatment.
After receiving treatment, he will be transferred to Masaka to face charges of terrorism and escaping from lawful custody in addition to his earlier charges.