Hoima Police Boss Arrested for Shooting BAT Workers

Romeo Ojara, the officer in charge Hoima Police Station has been arrested in connection to the shooting two rioting workers of British American Tobacco Company.

Ojara surrendered to the police on Thursday evening at Hoima Central Police Station. The arrest of Ojara, brings to four the number of cops arrested in connection to the shooting of the rioters.

The other suspects are Luke Mbusa, the operations officer Hoima police Hassan Nsubuga and John Mulondo. On Tuesday, two workers of BAT who were staging a demonstration were shot dead by the police that was called in to quell the strike.

The deceased are Bernard Kaija and Dennis Byabasaija. Asan Kasingye, the Assistant Inspector General of Police says that Mbusa and Ojara failed to brief their juniors on how to deal with rioters.

He says that the duo will be charged with neglect of duty in the police disciplinary court. He says that the other cops will be charged with murder and attempted murder for their alleged shooting of the rioters.

Kasingye says that the suspects will appear in court next week because their files have been sanctioned by the Director of Public Prosecution. He says that government is planning to compensate the families of the deceased for the death of their family members.