Police in Jinja District are having in custody four of their own officers over the Thursday evening shooting that left two men dead and a woman critically injured at Mailo Mbili along the jinja- Iganga highway.
Sources at the scene identified the deceased as Farouk Weyubule, a 35-year-old Boda Boda rider hailing from Buswiri village, Makuutu Sub-county in Bugweri district, died on the spot, while another victim, Yusuf Balikoowa succumbed to wounds on Friday afternoon.
Sources had earlier reported that the officer in-charge (OC) of Mafubira Police Station, a one Mayambala, was the triggerman,
However the Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, Mr Abbey Ngakore refuted the allegations saying that Mr Mayambala wasn’t armed by the time of the incident.
“Mayambala is the person who got into a physical altercation with the deceased Boda Boda, but he wasn’t armed; instead, it is him who rung the police patrol car to come to the scene and as we speak, all our four policemen are inside,” Mr Ngako said.
The Kiira police mouth piece further said that the third victim, Sharua Namukose, 29, who was rushed to Alshafa Hospital in Mpumudde, a Jinja City Suburb, has recuperated and is due to be discharged.