Bukwo CAO murdered – He was shot and his car set on fire

Police at Kasangati are looking for the assailants who shot dead Bukwo Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Charles Ogwang.

Police confirmed that Ogwang was shot at Kiryowa village, few kilometers from Matugga town along Kampala-Gulu Highway.

The assailants are yet to be identified, and their motive is even more mysterious, but according to Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, an inquiry has kicked off to investigate the murder.

“Police at Kasangati are investigating circumstances under which a vehicle UG 0865 Z that was carrying the Chief Administrative Officer Bukwo District Ogwang Charles was shot at with him inside and later caught fire,” Owoyesigyire said.

Apparently, the incident was reported to Police by locals at around 11pm Friday, 08/07/2022 after they heard gunshots at Kiryowa, Mabanda, Bombo Road near Banu Petrol station.

The officers from Both Matuga and Kasangati police stations rushed to the scene only to find the car on fire. The Police fire prevention and rescue services responded and managed to extinguish the burning vehicle.

Eye witnesses testified that while Ogwang was travelling in the said motor vehicle, unidentified assailants shot at him several times causing injuries to him.

First responders from a near by clinic had to rush him to Bombo Military Hospital where he succumbed to the bullet injuries this morning at around 4am.

This story is being updated.

More details to follow…

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