Three police officers arrested over shooting colleague dead

Sembabule DPC Denis Musinguzi,(centre) talking to the residents of Bugolobi in Lwebitakuli where the police officer was shot dead. Photo by Moses Muwulya

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  • Meanwhile, Residents of Kyanika, Mpenja Sub-county in Gomba District have recovered a gun from a bush near a feeder road in the village.

SEMBABULE

Three police officers attached to Mateete Police Post who are said to have fired shot their colleague dead are behind bars at Sembabule Police station.
The deputy officer in charge of criminal investigations in Sembabule District, Mr Elias Beruika, identified the trio as Warren Rukundo, Lawrence Kalule and Jonathan Ochieng.

Vicente Semuvumbi who was attached to Lwebitakuli Police Post was shot dead as police officers tried to intercept thieves who had attacked Ntete, Kimbeja and Katogo village before proceeding to Bugolobi late in the night, according to Ms Joelia Mukabalisa, the Lwebitakuli councillor.
He was shot after being mistaken for a thief.
“I called Lwebitakuli police officers to come and rescue us not knowing that some residents had also called police officers from Matete Police. When the two groups met at Katogo, they suspected each other of being thieves. In the ensuing shootout, Semuvumbi was shot dead,” Ms Mukabalisa said.

Meanwhile, Residents of Kyanika, Mpenja Sub-county in Gomba District have recovered a gun from a bush near a feeder road in the village.
This followed a recent incident when thieves waylaid Mr Paul Kizito, a local trader in Kyanika while on the way home.
“I managed to escape from them after alarming locals. I think as the attackers panicked to escape, they lost the gun,” Mr Kizito told journalists
Mr Didas Byaruhanga, the Gomba District Police commander declined to comment on the matter saying he needs to establish circumstances under which the gun was recovered.

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