Police of Hoima East Division have arrested one of their own, No. 72657PPC Mukwana Jeremiah for shooting and seriously injuring a civilian.
The incident occurred on Tuesday 24th January 2023 at about 1620/c in Kikwite cell, Byikya ward, Hoima Division in Hoima City.
According to Asp Hakiza Julius Allan Regional Public Relations officer Albertine it is alleged that No 72867 PPC Nabugere Noah and No. 72657PPC Mukwana Jeremiah were on patrol using Motorcycle Reg No. 6175.
Upon reaching Kikwite swamp along Kampala road, they saw the victim identified as Ndozerehe Juma 50 years a resident of Kicundi village, Kiziramfumbi Subcounty in Kikube District who was washing a car, registration number UAZ 381G Toyota wish silver in colour from the swamp.
However, upon seeing the police, the victim allegedly jumped into the vehicle and sped off trying to escape from the officers. This created suspicion that he could be a motor vehicle thief.
The officers decided to pursue him but he branched off at about one and a half kilometres away from the swamp and went to the home of Kyamuke Vincent in Kikwite ward where the road ends.
He then attempted to reverse the vehicle and in the process, PPC Nabugere jumped off the motorcycle and cocked his rifle warning him to stop but he refused.
The officer discharged one bullet in an attempt to deplete the tyres but he instead shot through the boot on the driver’s side the bullet went through the behind seat into the driver’s seat and ended up injuring him on the right side of his waist.
The victim was rushed to Hoima Regional Hospital for medication while PPC Mukwana was arrested to help with the investigation.
Hakiza says PPC Nabugere is on the run and efforts are underway to arrest him.
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