Crime & Investigation

Police Officer Shoots 2 In Ggaba

pharm sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Moses Balabye, visit this attached to Kabalagala police station was detained when he shot Christopher Nsubuga in the leg and Ali Lule on the shoulder in the wee hours of the night at Ggaba landing site.

“The information we have from our officer is that, Christopher and Ali had a conflict over sand, on who should load the sand and so they started fighting, causing the officer to intervene. Since the crowd was too big, he decided to disperse them and end the fight by shooting in the air but unfortunately, he injured the two,” Idi Ibin Ssenkumbi, the Police Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan, said.

He adds that the officer is being interrogated at Central Police Station Kampala, to find out what really caused the shooting.

Meanwhile, the injured have been taken to Mulago National Referral hospital for medical attention.

This comes at a time when public criticism of police use of excessive force is on the rise.

Members of Parliament yesterday summoned the IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura, to appear before the House and explain what they termed police “misconduct” of recent.

They accuse the police of “brutally” treating the opposition during the “free and fair elections campaigns” and shutting down of radio stations upcountry.


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