POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS INDIAN BUSINESS MAN IN KISORO
By Libino Byamukama
A police man in Kisoro is currently under detention at Kisoro police station for shooting an Indian businessman.
Patel Kuntaj, an Indian sales man at Patel hardware business along Main Street was yesterday shot twice by the police officer after being promised a 20 million Ugandan shillings payoff.
The suspect is Elioda Gumizamo aged 21 attached to Nyakande refugee transit center under the FFU police unit. He has been serving as a police man for about four years.
Patel Kuntaj aged 24 years was rushed to St. Francis Mutolere hospital in critical condition.
Speaking to media, the Kisoro District Police Commander (DPC) Musisi Robert said that police responded quickly and with help of locals, the suspect was arrested with one gun that had 28 rounds of ammunition.
He said that he was surprised to find out that the suspect is a police officer who was trained to keep law and order.
He added that police are hunting for his accomplices that could have aided him in doing such a heinous act.
Kisoro RDC Hajji Shaffique Sekandi condemned the act of such trained police personnel. He commended residents for helping police to capture the suspect. He also said that the act is a big shame to a government worker trained to keep people and their property.
He revealed that charges of attempted murder and aggravated robbery have been preferred against the suspect.
Eyewitnesses say that the suspect entered the shop hiding the gun in a sack and ran away after shooting at Patel. They added that they managed to follow the suspect up to Laiyne boda boda stage in the suburbs of Kisoro municipality where they captured him as he tried to board a boda boda.