2 Police officers arrested for shooting the suspect dead

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2 Police officers arrested for shooting the suspect dead
Lydia Tumushabe, the police spokesperson for Katonga region

MPIGI- The Mpigi district Police in Kamengo sub-county have in detention two of their own for shooting dead a suspect during a scuffle.

According to Lydia Tumushabe, the police spokesperson for Katonga region identified the suspects as SPC Herman Kinobe and PC Eliya Luwalira.

The duo were on Monday morning June 29th 2020 involved in a scuffle with the family of Paul Mukasa whom they had gone to arrest after he was charged with assault.

Mr. Mukasa’s family members at Ndodo Village, Kamengo subcounty are reported to have attacked the officers armed with sticks who in turned shot bullets in the air to disperse them, in vain

Mr. Mukasa, the deceased now, attacked the officers with a hand hoe with intention to cut them, a move that prompted SPC Kinobe to shot him dead.

The lifeless body has been conveyed to Mulago hospital for a post mortem as investigations continue.

The two police officers are currently detained at Kamengo police station on murder charges.

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