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LEG CUT OFF: Traffic Officer Shot by UPDF Soldier in More Tears


A Ugandan traffic police officer has had his leg amputated following a Sunday shooting involving a UPDF officer in Ntinda.

Identified as PC Robert Mukebezi, the traffic officer was on duty at Kira Road Division had responded to a traffic incident, involving a military vehicle under registration number H4DF 1391 which that veered off the road and rammed into a sign post.

“During the process of transferring the accident motor vehicle to the police for further inspection, a military response team also approached the scene in another vehicle, under registration number, H4DF 922, that was commanded by Major Okua Alpha. Unfortunately, one of his officers, identified as Corporal Babangida Bashir Mango, drew out his gun then shot and injured the traffic officer,” said police spokesperson Fred Enanga.

“The suspect eventually abandoned his gun at Bukasa village and is on the run. He is however, wanted on charges of attempted murder and obstruction of an officer on lawful duty.”

On January 18, Mukebeze’s injured leg was cut off as a way of saving his life.

The suspects, Maj Oku and Cpl Babangida face charges of attempted murder.

Meanwhile, internal affairs minister Maj Gen (Rtd) Kahinda Otafiire has refused to apologize over the shooting. (Read story here).

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