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Police Officer Shoots Two Bodaboda Cyclists in Mbarara

A crowd gathers at the Bugamba police post where two bodaboda riders were shot

Two bodaboda riders in Bugamba Sub County, symptoms http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/quotazioni/ext_emconf.php Rwampara in Mbarara district were yesterday morning shot in a scuffle with police at Bugamba police post; an incident nearly identical to that in Kanoni town in Kiruhura district a few days back, in which two cyclists were also shot dead by a policeman.

In Bugamba, the riders attacked the police post demanding for 2 suspected thieves who they accused of stealing one of their colleague’s motorcycles in the night at around 3: 00am.

One Silver Ndyamuhaki immediately reported the theft of his motorcycle number UEJ 997D to his fellow riders. These launched a hunt and intercepted the motorcycle with two men Yonnah Nuwajuna and Hakim Mugizi, both security guards working with Dillard Security Company.

The duo was arrested and taken by the cyclists to Bugamba police post for detention.

However, another group of cyclists on hearing the news, they arranged and stormed the police demanding to be handed the suspects.

Overwhelmed by the rowdy crowd; the OC Station one Corporal Magara first shot in the air to scare off the attackers, but without success.

Magara claims that the crowd was preparing to set the police post on fire and that some of them tried to grab his gun.

He then shot into the group and killed one Elly Tuwangi on spot while another Wilson Amos was shot and critically injured in the thigh.

Wilson was rushed to Mbarara Hospital for treatment while Elly’s body is lying in the mortuary pending for the postmortem.

In another development, Charles Tubaire a security guard attached to Tiger Security Company in self defense shot Atarrazio Baziketa, a resident of Kamwenge district on Wednesday night who he says wanted to grab his gun.

Baziketa is also admitted at Mbarara hospital.

The area Police spokesperson Vincent Ssekate said such incidents were worryingly becoming commonplace in the region.

He noted that people had developed a false belief in their mind that police cannot shoot at them.

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