Mother, son held for terrorizing residents in Sembabule

Written by on September 11, 2021

Police in Sembabule is holding two people suspected to be members of an organised gang that has been terrorizing residents in the district for two months. 

Christine Namutebi and her son Herman Mande Ssempungu, residents of Katimba B village, of Mateete sub-county, were arrested last night following their unsuccessful mission when they attacked Kamada Lukyamuzi’s home last night.

The family members’ alarm foiled the whole mission, as Lukyamuzi called the local authorities who notified the police.

The suspects left a trail of footmarks which the sniffer dog followed leading the detectives to Ssempungu’s home where he was staying with his mother, however, Ssempungu lashed out at the detectives with a panga in an attempt to cut them and his mother Namutebi hit Godfrey Musimani, the Officer-in-Charge of Mateete Police Station on the chest with a brick. 

This compelled the officers to call for reinforcements from Sembabule police station who fired teargas and live bullets to subdue the wild suspects.   

Andrew Akanyijuka, the Acting Sembabule District Police Commander, says they have the suspects in custody, as Musimani is receiving medical treatment at Mateete Health Centre III.

 


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