Rakai murder survivors get special police watch
Posted Monday, January 21 2013 at 02:45
Security boost. A centre has also been established in the area to coordinate investigations. Police are yet to interrogate the survivors.
Survivors of the killing of nine family members in Rakai District have been given special police protection after another person was killed in a neighbouring area.
Police have deployed heavily at Kyebe Sub-county and Kakuuto Health Centre where one of the victims is admitted.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr Martin Okoth Ochola, said they are following several leads, including land conflicts, but insisted that the killers will not go unpunished.
“It is unbelievable that in the 21st century a human being can do such a thing even an animal cannot do…No one can commit such a crime and we fail to get them. We shall use all means possible to arrest them,” Mr Ochola told aggrieved residents last Thursday.
Police say they will interrogate the victims to find out what happened on the fateful day.
With no targetable clues left at the scene of crime, Mr Ochola urged the public to help them find the killers.
“We have established a centre at the (Kyebe) Sub-county to coordinate the investigations. So whoever has information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects should give that information to our officers there,” he said.
The deputy IGP was accompanied by the police director for research and planning, Mr Edward Ochom, police political commissar, Mr Asuman Mugenyi, and officers from counter terrorism.
Mr Ochom, who visited the scene, said the suspects “properly” carried out their plan.
Police are yet to understand how the killers were able to unlock the car in which Andrew Ampiire had slept in, dragged him to the house where he was killed with others.
The scene of crime is near a trading centre and sorounded by several neighbours, but no one heard of any struggle or cry for help.
But the survivors say their relatives cried for help during the attack.