KAGADI. The assassin who shot dead a renowned businessman in Kagadi District wore an army jacket, Police have said.
Mr Abudalla Ntambara, a resident of Kasojo trading centre, Rwabaranga parish in Mpeefu Sub County in Kagadi District was reportedly shot dead by an unknown gunman on Thursday night.
The deceased was found in his shop at around 9pm and shot two bullets in the chest by an unidentified gunman dressed in an army jacket, said the Albertine Regional Police spokesperson Mr Julius Hakiza said.
The 51-year old businessman was chairperson of traditional healers in greater Kibaale. According to eyewitnesses, the assailant was riding on a motorcycle.
Ntambara who unsuccessfully contested in the last area LCI elections, owned two shops, a maize grain milling machine and Kitare nursery and primary school at Kasojo trading Centre.
A witness told Police that the suspect was wearing a hood and riding on a Bajaj boxer motorcycle.
He said that Ntambara had no known wrangle with anyone that might have culminated into his brutal killing.
Scene of crime officers and forensic experts this (Friday) morning visited the scene.
A post-mortem has been done on the deceased and the report has revealed that he died of over bleeding after sustaining gunshot wounds.
At the scene of the crime, the body of Mr Ntambara was lying in a pool of blood. The case is being investigated under a reference number, KD/CRB/961/2018.
Meanwhile, the Albertine Regional Coordinator of Crime preventers Mr Peter Mayanja has told the press that crime preventers in the area picked information about an impending assassination and informed Police which did not act.
The Kagadi district crime Preventer got information from residents at about 8pm who saw two unidentified men who had one gun in the trading centre.