Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the deceased officer as No. 50415 Police Constable, Okwera Opobo Jacob, 34
police officer at Jinja Road police station in Kampala has succumbed to accident injuries
after being knocked dead by a speeding boda-boda rider while trying to stop him
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Spokesperson Luke
Owoyesigyire has identified the deceased officer as No. 50415 Police
Constable, Okwera Opobo Jacob, 34
alleged that at about 11pm on Sunday Police Constable Opodo tried to stop a rider
on Bajaj boxer UEG 347/B, who was carrying two passengers and riding
past curfew time along Jinja road check point opposite the Police station.
the rider allegedly intentionally knocked the officer down leaving him with
serious injuries. The officer who was rushed to Naguru China Hospital for treatment but he has succumbed to the injuries inflicted by the boda boda.
to police, the two passengers that were being carried by the rider were also taken
Mulago for medical treatment, but John Byamukama is currently in police custody
at Jinja Road Police Station on murder charges.
has said that the body of the deceased officer has been conveyed to KCCA
Mortuary at Mulago for postmortem and preparations for his are ongoing while the suspects' file is being processed to have him taken to taken
to courts of laws.
have also taken note of the indiscipline by motorists whenever they reach
police manned check points," said Owoyesigyire. "In many circumstances our officers have been run
over and they sustain injuries or get killed.
In May this year, a traffic police constable
Innocent Ayesigye was also knocked dead at Namanve along Jinja road. Ayesigye
was attached to Seeta police station and at the time of the accident, he was
riding a police motorcycle UP 2164.