Security agencies have since last week been trailing the second fugitive in the Masaka attacks, Musa Ggaliwango, until they zeroed on him on Tuesday in Ntungamo District, PML Daily reports.
Ggaliwango was shot and injured in the wee hours of Tuesday in Ntungamo District as he tried to resist arrest.
According to police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, they received intelligence reports and tipoffs by residents last week that he was hiding in Ntungamo and then began surveillance of the area.
“He was found in a house where he was residing in Kigarama Village, Rwashamire Town Council in Ntungamo District,” Mr Kayima said.
He said when police officers ordered Ggaliwango to surrender, he refused and they shot him since he had a pistol. The suspect was then rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral hospital where he is receiving treatment.
“We hope he will recover and then be aligned before court for prosecution,” he added.
Galiwango together with Muhammad Kiddawalime escaped from Masaka High Court on March 1 and have since been on the run.
Kiddawalime was last week lynched in Mukoko village, Bukullula Sub County in Kalungu District after he was caught in another robbery attempt.
Before escaping from court, the duo had been remanded on murder charges after allegedly killing and maiming several residents they attacked with machetes in greater Masaka area.
Attacks on people’s homes have swept through greater Masaka area for the last two years and in some instances, the attackers first drop anonymous leaflets threating to kill or harm individuals.
Nearly 250 suspects have since been arrested in connection with the attacks. Majority have since been arraigned before court for prosecution and some released.