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Soldier shoots man on X-mass

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By FRANCIS MUGERWA

Posted  Sunday, December 29  2013 at  02:00
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HOIMA

A UPDF soldier who reportedly gunned down a civilian in Hoima District on Christmas Day is on the run.

Opio Adegi, a Congolese national, was shot dead at 7pm at Kaiso Landing Site after he reportedly confronted and tried to grab the soldier’s gun.

The District Criminal Investigations officer, Mr Godson Nimanya, said Pte Denis Agenonga of Kyehoro Army Detach was part of a joint team of police and the army that patrolled Kaiso Landing Site.

Police said investigations have revealed that while on patrol, the soldier was insulted and confronted by a group of people who were drinking in a kiosk.

fmugerwa@ug.nationmedia.com