Constable Ivan Wabwire, who is accused of killing an Indian money lender, was arrested by the Police Flying Squad on Sunday.
On Friday, Wabwire was captured on CCTV shooting and killing Uttam Bhandari after getting into an apparent argument with him. Wabwire shot him several times until he assured him he was dead.
The officer allegedly used a boda boda to escape from the scene of the crime before abandoning the killer gun at the Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala. He fled.
Bhandari was the director of TFS financial services at Rajja Chambers along Parliament Avenue.
Security operatives led by the Flying Squad successfully worked with the Police and hunted him down.
On Sunday, Wabwire was arrested in Busia as he was allegedly planning to sneak into Kenya.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, said police deployed a covert and overt team that netted Wabwire on Sunday morning at around 7:00 am at Customs by a joint team commanded by the DPC Busia Didas Byaruhanga.
“Wabwire Ivan aged 30 a police officer attached to CPS Kampala is currently detained at CPS Busia pending transfer to CPS Kampala. We want to thank the officers who worked for the last 42 hours to ensure that Wabwire is arrested,” Onyango said.
Wabwire was first detained at CPS Busia before being transferred to CPS Kampala.
“We want to thank the officers who worked for the last 42 hours to ensure that Wabwire is arrested,” said Onyango.
Wabwire was reportedly diagnosed with a mental illness more than six years and CPS Kampala took a decision never to deploy him in a situation that warrants him to use a weapon. However, Wabwire used his roommate’s gun to kill Bhandari.
Wabwire was sharing a room with Police Constable Steven Mulambo and on the fateful day, the Mulambo had left the gun in their residence after he had been swiftly called home over a sick child.
Mulambo has since been arrested and detained at the former Special Investigations Unit (SIU) offices at Kireka.