By Sandra Tumwekwase
Police in Bushenyi have one of their officers in custody for shooting one person dead and causing grievous harm on a suspect.
The officer has been identified as No.032 SPC George Bishaniko attached to Kyabugimbi police station in Kyabugimbi subcounty Bushenyi district.
SP Martial Tumusiime the greater Bushenyi police spokesperson narrates that Bishaniko yesterday 17/11/2022 went out at round 03:40PM to arrest one Kabosa Bafa for Bar breaking and theft.
The police mouthpiece adds that the officer found the suspect with his gang playing cards while smoking opium in a rented house in Nyakibonera Trading Center, Kyeigomba B Cell, Kyeigomba Parish in Bushenyi District.
According to Tumusiime, when the suspect saw the Police constable, he moved out with a sharp panga with an intention of cutting officer which prompted him to shoot his leg but unfortunately the bullet went through and hit one of his accomplices Naboth Kyabonero on the left side of the stomach and died instantly.
The Scene was visited by a team of detectives, Uniformed personnels and SOCO led by the Bushenyi Central police station OC ASP Peter Nyombi where they found the body of the deceased lying on the mat in the house where they had been playing cards, smoking and drinking waragi, Tumusiime says.
The injured suspect was rushed to Kyabugimbi health centre IV, body taken Kabwohe H/C IV pending postmortem while No.032 SPC Bishaniko George was arrested,
Exhibits of the gun used to shoot and the suspect’s panga were recovered as inquiries commenced under Bushenyi CRB 968/2022