The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces have arrested one of their own officers after the suspect shoot dead three people dead in Gulu on Saturday.
Brig Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesman said in a statement that the Force’s 4th Division Commander Brig Emanuel Kanyesigye had caused the immediate arrest of Lance Corporal Odaga Geoffrey – the Soldier who last night misused his weapon in an unlawful shooting .
‘ ‘The UPDF 4 Division Commander Brig Emanuel Kanyesigye has caused the immediate arrest of Lance Corporal Odaga Geoffrey the Soldier who last night misused his weapon in an unlawful shooting leading to the death of three revellers in a bar at Kabedopong in Gulu’’ Brig Karemire said adding that ‘ ‘ this is very regrettable’’
He said that Investigations have commenced by a team of UPDF and Uganda Police Force into the circumstances surrounding this incident .
‘ ‘Our condolences and sympathies go to the families of the victims as we condemn the action of the soldier.’’ He said.