Police in Kampala metropolitan area is investigating the circumstances under which a popular city Blogger Ibrahim Tusubira alias Isma Olaxes aka Jaja Ichuli was gunned down.
Olaxes was shot to death by unknown assailant while entering his home in Kyanja.
“The Territorial Police at Kira Road is actively investigating a tragic shooting incident that occurred today at approximately 9:20 PM in Kyanja Central Zone,” ASP Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesperson said in a statement.
” It is with deep regret that we report the unfortunate demise of Tusubilwa Ibrahim, also known as Isma Olaxes, popularly known as Jaja Ichili. The incident took place while Mr. Tusubilwa Ibrahim was traveling in his motor vehicle, registered under number UBK 213 D, with his driver, Mr. Waswa Mathias,” it adds.
Preliminary reports, according to Owoyesigyire indicate that an unidentified gunman armed with an SMG opened fire on the vehicle, resulting in the fatal shooting of Tusubilwa Ibrahim, who was seated in the passenger seat at the time of the attack.
“Our dedicated task teams are currently on the ground, working diligently to gather all available evidence and conduct thorough investigations into this heinous crime,” he said
“As a precautionary measure, the area has been cordoned off to ensure the safety of the public and to facilitate the ongoing investigation process. We assure the public that every effort is being made to bring the perpetrators to justice and provide answers to this senseless act of violence,” he added
“We understand the concerns and anxieties arising from this incident . We urge residents to remain calm and cooperate with the authorities as we work towards resolving this case swiftly,”
Police he said will continue to update the public with relevant information as soon as it becomes available.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Tusubila Ibrahim during this difficult time,”