Two detectives from the
Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID headquarters and a suspect have
perished in a motor accident at Magaga trading center along Jinja-Iganga
The deceased have been
identified as Detective Assistants
Inspector of Police Emmanuel Mawa, Detect Sergeant Dick Magala and Philip
Wadambwa who they had picked up from Manafwa district this morning.
The fourth accident
victim is admitted at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition.
trio was killed in an accident involving Toyota Premio UBF 837K, police pickup
registration number UP 7483, Scania truck registration number UBB 438L/UBE 362Q
and Kenyan registered trailer number KCQ 638C/ZC 738.
It is alleged that the
accident occurred when the Premio vehicle, which was being escorted by a police
patrol truck attempted to overtake the Scania truck and crashed head-on with
the Kenyan truck destined for Kampala.
The accident occurred
about 100 meters away from Magamaga police post. An officer at the police post
told URN on condition of anonymity claims that the vehicles were speeding when
the accident occurred.
“Ever since the
lockdown began, there has been a reduction in the number of trailers transiting
goods at night. Traffic personnel are rarely deployed to enforce traffic
At around 5:30am I noticed a police pickup and a premio racing at a
terrific speed and minutes later, we received information about the accident,”
Bashir Siriba, the Mayuge District Police Commander, says the deceased’s bodies
are lying at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
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He cautions drivers against reckless driving, which is the major cause of
accidents along the highway.