Frank Magezi, a Special Police Constable
attached to Kakumiro Central Police station in Kakumiro district is in trouble
for shooting dead a student and injuring two people including a police officer.
He allegedly shot dead Simon Asiimwe 18, a
former senior four candidate at St Edward Bukumi and son to Alex Gwazo, a
resident of Kakumiro Town council on Sunday evening.
injured have been identified as Tadeo Sebulime,
a police officer and Yowakim Asaba, a civilian. The duo is nursing bullet
wounds at Mulago National referral hospital and Mubende hospital respectively.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson told
Uganda Radio Network this morning that Magezi
had rushed to rescue Ronald Twinomuhangi, a suspected Motorcycle
thief who was at the verge of being lynched by Rowdy Boda-boda riders near
Kakumiro central police station around 7:30pm on Sunday evening.
Twinomuhangi is suspected to have stolen a motorcycle
registration number UDK 387P Bajaj belonging to Yowakim Asaba of Kyanyawawa
He was sighted riding the stolen motorcycle prompting Boda-boda
riders to pounce. They thumped him into coma near Kakumiro police station.
According to Hakiza, the mob action prompted officers manning
Kakumiro police station to swing into action and fired several bullets in the
air to disperse the mob.
the bullets fired by Magezi hit Asiimwe killing him and injuring two others