The joint security agencies are actively searching for a UPDF officer, who shot a traffic officer on duty to the thigh and injured him. The traffic officer, identified as PC Mukebezi Robert, who was on duty at Kira road division, had responded to a traffic incident, involving a military vehicle under reg number H4DF 1391, that veered off the road and rammed into a sign post.
During the process of transferring the accident motor vehicle to the police for further inspection, a military response team also approached the scene in another vehicle, under registration number, H4DF 922, that was commanded by Major Okua Alpha. Unfortunately, one of his officers, identified as Corporal Babangida Bashir Mango, drew out his gun then shot and injured the traffic officer. The suspect eventually abandoned his gun at Bukasa village and is on the run. He is however, wanted on charges of attempted murder and obstruction of an officer on lawful duty.
We are jointly searching for him with the military police and CMI. We do strongly condemn such acts of impunity and abuse of authority, because there was no justification at all for the use of a firearm. We wish to remind all security officers that our strength and integrity is derived from our degree of individual excellence.
The victim has been transferred to Victoria hospital for better treatment. We pray for his speedy recovery from injuries and the trauma.
More updates will be availed in due course.
CP FRED ENANGA
17TH. JANUARY 2022