Angume was injured by a tear gas canister fired by his colleague targeting the protesters. Luke Owoyesigire, the Deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police confirmed the officer was injured but didn’t divulge details.
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Assistant Superintendent of Police, Andrew
Angume, the Officer in Charge of Operations at Kasangati Police Division is
nursing injuries he sustained in running battles with People Power supporters
in Kasangati Town Council.
Angume led a team of officers that picked up
the People Power leader, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine ahead of his botched
consultation meeting on his presidential amendment.
Police accused Kyagulanyi together with Asumani
Basalirwa, the Bugiri Municipality MP and their Kawempe North Counterpart,
Latif Ssebagala of attempting to stage the consultation meeting in disregard to
the Public Order Management Act.
After arresting the legislators, police escorted them to Kasangati Police Station where they were briefly held
before they were transferred to Nagalama Police station.
However, a scuffle broke
out with the People Power supporters prompting police to fire teargas to
Angume was injured by a tear
gas canister fired by his colleague targeting the protesters. Luke
Owoyesigire, the Deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police confirmed the
officer was injured but didn’t divulge details.
He said they have commenced investigations to
establish what could have happened, adding that the officer was rushed to
unspecified hospital for treatment.
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Another police officer whose name wasn’t readily
available was also pelted by the protesters. He rushed to Kampala in an
ambulance as there was no open health facility in the area.
Most of the
business premises remained under lock and key because of the violent protests. Several
civilians were injured by police officers who
were armed with tear gas and clubs.