DPC Ameru detained over greater Masaka murders

Kayihura in Bukomansimbi

Police chief Kale Kayihura has ordered for the arrest of Bukomansimbi District Police Commander (DPC) ASP Philemon Ameru.

Kayihura who camped in the district following gruesome murders of the locals gave the order on Sunday faulting the DPC for failing to contain panga-wielding attackers commonly known as ‘Bijambiya’.

This group attacked villages in Bukomansimbi District, killed five people including a senior police officer and left other 12 severely injured.

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said ASP Ameru is already in police custody.