Crime

UPDF OFFICER SHOOTS PARENT DEAD

By Ahmed Matovu

KAWEPE: Police in Kawempe are investigating a murder by shooting that happened on Friday at about 9am at Kawanda Senior Secondary School in Nakisangye Zone, Nabweru Division in Wakiso.

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire the deputy Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson has identified the deceased as Waligo Ronald, 38 a resident of Kirinya Bigo Kawanda in Wakiso.

Waligo was allegedly shot dead by a suspected UPDF driver identified as Ssali Abdul.

It is alleged that the duo got a misunderstanding when Ssali was driving a UPDF vehicle leaving the school premises after picking one of the students in senior three.

According to Owoyesigyire, preliminary investigations into the matter indicate that Abdul was leaving the school when he met a number of motorcycles and cars at the gate.

The road being narrow, this prompted him to squeeze on the side where the deceased had parked.

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He says this caused an altercation after Waligo complained to the driver of being squeezed which attracted a big group of riders that also condemned his action.

”This prompted the driver to enter his vehicle where he picked up an AK47 rifle shooting at the victim. He died instantly and the driver sped off from the crime scene,” Owoyesigyire said.

The regional police mouthpiece asserts that they have been able to identify the vehicle with the help of CCTV cameras. The number plate of the said vehicle has been identified by the Police as H4DF 1939.

The Police was invited at the scene where they noted that the deceased was shot on left shoulder and the bullet came out from the right shoulder something that killed him instantly at the scene his body was conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for Postmortem , we also recovered a motorcycle Bajaj Boxer UEG 721c that belongs to the deceased at the scene of crime.

Owoyesigyire said the territorial Police at Kampala Metropolitan will liaise with the UPDF to help identify the driver for statement recording and Prosecution.

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