The accused officers identified as SPC Delilah Etotu and detective SPC Joram Eteku shot and injured the minor last night at Odudui trading Centre, where they had been called to control a crowd that had gathered to celebrate Ugandas Independence Day.
Two Special Police Constables have been detained at Soroti Central Police Station for allegedly shooting and injuring a fifteen year-old pupil of Odudui Primary School.
The accused officers identified as SPC Delilah Etotu and detective SPC Joram Eteku shot and injured the minor last night at Odudui trading Centre, where they had been called to control a crowd that had gathered to celebrate Uganda's Independence Day.
East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson Michael Odongo says that one of the officers released a bullet in an attempt to tame the crowd that had become violent and accidentally hit the pupil. Odongo says the two accused officers have already been arrested to help with investigations.
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The child who is now admitted at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital explains that he was taking a soda in one of the shops within Odudui trading centre when the tragedy occurred.
"People started fighting in a nearby bar, and I passed through a certain corridor to escape from the fighting. But one policewoman flashed at me and ordered her colleague to shoot. She said I was among the people disturbing them," he explains.
Odudui Parish Councilor Emmanuel Erisu explains that the shooting left the boy unable to walk and he was bleeding profusely after the incident.
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But Simon Aromait, the head teacher of Odudui Primary School said he was unaware of the incident.