By Juliet Nalwooga
Police in Mbarara is investigating circumstances under which assailants killed the Officer in Charge of Ruharo police post in Mbarara City.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi regional police spokesperson says the deceased Richard Agaba was on patrol when he fell into an ambush of thugs who were armed with guns and machetes.
It is alleged that Agaba received a telephone call from a Boda Boda rider Muzamiru Kiiza that armed robbers had attacked Step Up bar in Kiyanja cell, Ruharo ward.
Agaba mounted a search for the assailants but he, unfortunately, fell into their ambush.
The armed assailants shot him and made off with his gun.
He died after being rushed to Mbarara regional hospital in critical condition.
The incident comes days after security personnel carried out an operation and arrested seven suspected thugs that have been terrorizing residents in the area.