Police officer shoots dead 02 colleagues after heated argument

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A police officer attached to Bunamwaya community police station in Sabagabo-Makindye has shot dead his colleague and an Local Defence Unit personnel before taking his own life also by shooting.



According to Kampala metropolitan police deputy spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, the incident happened after a heated argument.
Its alleged that Police Constable Ojilong Ben had a heated argument with his colleague Police Constable Opito Alex .
Police Constable Ojilong picked his gun and shot Opito several times killing him instantly and then shot himself dead.



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One of the Local Defence Unit personnel that was passing by was injured in the process , he was later pronounced dead on arrival at Kitebi Health Centre .
The territorial Police of Kampala Metropolitan south responded to the scene and are actively investigating the incident.



In a related incidence, A UPDF soldier is on the run after shooting three people dead in Gulu town. The soldier reportedly had misunderstandings with his neighbor, whom he accused of grazing their goats on his land.
In 2018, Lance Corporal Geoffrey Odaga shot dead three people at a local bar in Kabedo-Opong trading centre in Bardege Division.



He was court-martialled and handed a 40-year jail term. In 2015, Lance Corporal Kennedy Okumu, who was attached to the 29th Battalion, was sentenced by UPDF 4th Division Court Martial to 45 years in prison after shooting dead a barmaid over Ugx.1,000.

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