Rujjumba, was driving a BMW registration number UAP 122Z when he knocked Owili who was riding a motorcycle registration number UP 7965 Yamaha along Ggaba Road near Kampala International University while on official duties.
Police have arrested a driver who knocked dead
a police officer in Kabalagala, a Kampala city suburb, on Sunday evening. The
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identifies
the suspect as Haman Rujjumba.
He is accused of knocking to death police
constable Number 48518 Bosco Owili, who is attached to the Field Force Unit at Kabalagala
Police Station. Rujjumba, was driving a BMW registration number UAP 122Z
when he knocked Owili who was riding a motorcycle registration number UP 7965
Yamaha along Ggaba Road near Kampala International University while on
According to eyewitness statements, the suspect
who was speeding dragged the police constable under his car for ten meters from
the first contact and fled into hiding. A team of police officers led by the
acting commander, Kabalagala Police Station rushed to the scene where they
identified the deceased constable’s body and recovered a police motorcycle and an
AK47 gun with a damaged magazine.
“The deceased body was conveyed to the city
mortuary for a postmortem. However, at the scene, police said they recovered
some exhibit, including the suspect's vehicle, which is waiting for inspection,”
Owoyesigyire said. He says police mounted a manhunt for the suspect, who was
found hiding at Rock Clinic in Church Zone, a stone throw away from the crime
scene and arrested him.
Preliminary police findings show that the driver who is not among the essential workers had
almost knocked other officers at one checkpoint in Kansanga as he drove past
them before the fatal incident. According to Owoyesigyire, police subjected the suspect to a breathalyzer test and found him to have taken
alcohol above the lawful limit.
//Cue in: “He was found under.
Cue… the influence of alcohol,”//
Security personnel have either been
killed or injured while enforcing COVID-19 preventive guidelines since the
pandemic broke out in Uganda. Last week, a mob lynched a Boda–boda cyclist in
Katwe after stabbing and seriously injuring a police officer while enforcing the
Owoyesigyire said the deceased stabbed constable
Ismail Menjar, who was enforcing the nighttime curfew after impounding his
motorcycle registration number UDM2772M at Kibuye road Junction along the
Entebbe road. Last year, a motorist knocked a traffic officer at
Namanve along Kampala-Jinja highway. Constable
Innocent Ayesigye died at Rubaga Hospital where he was admitted.
same year, police in Kibuku District also arrested a retired Foreign Affairs
official, David Etuket for allegedly knocking dead a traffic officer on duty at
Tirinyi village along Mbale-Tirinyi highway among others.