Ugandan Police in Mityana district have arrested a man only identified as Mugerwa Christopher 37, in connection with the murder of a police officer.
Mugerwa Christopher is a resident of Busunju trading centre, along the Hoima road, in Ssekanyonyi Sub County in Mityana district.
Police detectives arrested him in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb, where he had been hiding since he committed the offence in April 2013.
Kintu Henry, the Mityana district police commander confirmed the arrest saying the force had a few months ago got a tip off, directing them where Mugerwa was hiding and so started watching his movements until he was arrested on Thursday.
It is alleged that Mugerwa killed Corporal Bitenehirwe Justus, by hacking him to death. The deceased was attached to Busunju police station in Mityana district.
Kintu says according to their investigations, the deceased had misunderstandings with Mugerwa, over Mugerwa’s ex-wife, who the deceased had married.
On the fateful day, the couple had been seen in one of the bars, and according to witnesses, Mugerwa was spotted trailing duo.
Corporal Bitenehirwe was killed as he left the bar,on his way to the police barracks.
However, Mugerwa denied killing the police officer saying he has been in hiding because he is wanted for the theft of animals.
DPC Kintu however notes that the suspect does not have any other cases at the police station.
Mugerwa is to appear in Court today.