Crime & Investigation

Man Chops Off Environment Officer’s Hand


viagra 60mg geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Arthur Galiwango, an officer attached to Environment police, a unit that is concerned with monitoring what happens in the environment, had his hand cut off when he tried to arrest John Matovu, a timber dealer in Butambala.

Apparently, Matovu has been cutting trees in the gazetted areas which contained fully grown pine trees and selling them in Kampala.

Sulaiman Wakoli, the OC CID Mpigi Police Station, said that they led an operation together with NEMA officials to crack down poachers on recently planted pine trees in the area.

“The criminal employed the machine he was using to cut down the trees and chopped off the officer’s hand as soon as he pounced on him,” Wakoli explained.

Meanwhile, the suspect is being detained at Mpigi police station where he will be charged with attempted murder among other cases whereas the injured officer was been taken to Mulago National Referral hospital in Kampala for medical attention.


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