Detectives attached to police flying squad are holding a prime suspect in the hitting and robbing of CPS Kampala officer in charge criminal investigations department (CID) Asp Joshua Tusingwire.
The suspect has been identified as Brian Odoi, 34 years of age and resident of Mutungo in Mbuya a Kampala surbub.
Deputy police spokesperson for Kampala metropolitan Luke Oweyesigyre confirmed the arrest of the Brian adding that investigations are still on going and he will be produced in court when everything is completed.
“Our flying squad unit arrested Brain Odoi who is the prime suspect in connection with hitting and robbing the officer in charge of Criminal Investigations department at CPS Kampala Asp Joshua,” says Luke Owoyesigire.
Asp Joshua Tusingwire was hit with a blunt object on 14th October in morning while jogging from his home in Mutungo hill and his attackers left him unconscious after robbing his phone and some other valuables.
The CID boss was later taken to Nsambya hospital where he spent over a month in the intensive care unit ICU before he was discharged. And he is still on treatment.
Luke told us that the arrest of Brian Odoi came after the Nakawa Member of Parliament Hon Kabaziguruka who knew that police was looking for him on charges of hitting a police officer called the commandant of flying squad upon locating him from his neighbor’s place.
“We have been sharing information about Brian with Hon Kabaziguruka and others on how we are looking for him,” says Luke adding that whoever gets him should alert the police and indeed Hon Kabaziguruka upon locating him immediately called us and we picked him.
Brian’s arrest also came after most the suspects we first arrested in connection with the hitting and robbing of Joshua all pinned him and indeed he confessed having been the leader of the gang group.
However Brian and others denied allegations that Joshua was their target and that they have been trailing him.
“We just wanted to take phones only and we never knew that he is a police officer,” says Brian and his gang.
After Joshua was hit, information started circulating that he was the target for these criminal gangs as there could be some people behind his attack but the arrested suspects denied the allegations.