Twenty-year-old Brian Mwima, a resident of Bulyangada village in Mpungwe Sub-county in Mayuge district is accusing police for abandoning after being shot by one of their own.
Mwima was shot by Andrew Oketcho, a police constable attached to Bulyaganda police post on May, 07, 2018 when police opened fire to quell a demonstration by residents over poor roads in the trading center.
According to Mwima, he was on his way to buy food at a restaurant in Bulyaganda trading center when he was hit.
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Mwima's uncle Junior Mukisa says his nephew sustained a
broken hand and ribs. According to Mukisa, Mwima is unable to walk, stand on his own or perform any task. He faults police for failing to take action against the officer despite their complaints to the District Police Commander.
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The Mayuge District Police Commander, Diana Namutunzi, says Oketcho agreed to foot Mwima's medical bills, saying they are still pursuing the case.
"The officer had agreed to facilitate Mwima's treatment and i don't have a clear report about that but as police we are still pursuing that case," Namutunzi says.
The Deputy Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, told URN on phone on Monday that they have sent the witness statements to the Resident State Attorney for legal advice.
He however, says the officer acted on his own and will face the legal repercussions as an individual.