Crime & Investigation

Inside Lwakataka Gunshot Saga


tadalafil more about geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Earlier, reports indicated that Lwakataka had been shot and injured in the fracas but Deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye says while there was heavy gunfire exchange, no one was injured.

Lwakataka recently boasted that he dishes out bribes to senior government officials and that he cannot be arrested for being involved in the illegal sale of immature fish.

Chimpreports understands residents of Kalangala recently appealed to Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala to reign in on the troublesome former rally star-turned-fish-businessman.

Below is Namaye’s statement in full :

Yesterday 29.06.2014 @ Kiryandongo on Masaka –Mpondwe road, a check-point was erected to impound vehicles loaded with suspected immature fish and other items that could be illegal in nature.

At about 2300hrs, a lorry track Reg. Number UAF 148C attempted to speed off without being checked and behind it was a Reg. number UAU 925D suspected to belong to rally driver Mr. Posiano Lwakataka.

The officers at the check point (fisheries officers, police and UPDF) in their car then made a chase to impound the lorry track but the occupant of the Toyota premio blocked them, causing his car to be scratched at the door.

At this point, the occupant of the premio car withdrew his pistol gun and shot at the officers, who then shot at the tyres of his car and deflated them.

Following this, the checkpoint officers were able to intercept the lorry full of suspected dried immature fish and towed it to Mpondwe police station.

The Toyota premio was also impounded. Investigation is ongoing and the district fisheries officers will tomorrow carryout an inspection to ascertain whether the dried fish certainly is immature or not.

A second vehicle, also a lorry track box body has this afternoon 30th.06.2014 been impounded carrying what is suspected to be immature fish.

The vehicle Reg. number UAJ 035Z is also said to belong to Mr. Rwakataka and has been impounded awaiting inspection tomorrow. The driver, Mr. Shaban Mugerwa has been arrested.

The police calls upon all Ugandans to continue to be vigilant and to report any activity or person committing crimes that may affect the life, be it human, wild or domesticated animals.

Polly Namaye


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