Rukungiri police boss arrested for murder


Rukungiri police officer in charge of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department, Michael Ogwal, has been arrested for murder.

Ogwal is suspected alongside other 17 people of killing Joel Sigirenda, a vendor.

Sigirenda’s body was fished out of a drainage channel at Kagogo, Northern Ward A, Rukungiri Municipality on May 18.

His body remains at police waiting for relatives to go and pick it.

According to Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate, Ogwal was picked by Police Professional Standards Unit over mismanagement of the case.

He is being held at Ntungamo Police Station for conspiring with AIP Frank Turamye to mismanage Sigirenda’s murder case CRB 990/2016.

A hunt for Turamye who remains at large has started.


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