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Two police officers dismissed from the force and charged for attempted murder

By Mukembo Wilfred

The Territorial Police in Busoga North and Kaliro district, dismissed D/C Bwire Moses Mangeni, aged 27, on disciplinary charges of discreditable conduct, and further charged him to court with Attempted Murder, of Police Constable Kutosi Tyson which occurred on the 12.09.2023 around 11pm.

According to the police spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga, the suspected had requested for the keys to the police motorcycle, so as to travel to his home village in Busia district, but was denied the motorcycle, which was the only transport at Namugongo Police Post in Kaliro.

“This angered the suspect and he picked a hoe, and hacked PC Kutosi, inflicting injuries on him. Immediately after, he picked a gun with 30 rounds and fired all the bullets. Several bullet holes were found in the room of the OC post. The suspect was arrested as he handed over the gun with an empty magazine at Kaliro NTC. He appeared in court on the 15.09.2023, on charges of attempted murder. The victim PC Kutosi was rushed to Musana HC for treatment.” Said Enanga

In a separate development, the police in Greater Bushenyi and Sheema district, also charged CPL Ambrose Katumwehe, a 57 year old, police officer attached to Kanekye Police Post, Kashozi division, with Threatening violence, against Nakyanzi Caroline, a bar maid in Kanekye trading centre on the 12.09.2023 at around 11pm.

Enanga says the suspect while in a drunken state, and armed with a gun, threatened to fire bullets at the victim’s door, if she failed to open.  Shortly after, he fired 3 bullets at her door, which prompted an alarm. The suspect returned to his post, and was arrested by the DPC and team. The fun was recovered, cartridges and exhibited. He was charged with Attempted Murder and threatening violence.

“The UPF as an institution continues to hold officers who commit acts of violence, accountable. We stand for rule of law and will not tolerate such acts of impunity, within our rank and file.” Said Enanga

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