A Team of UPDF Officers attached to 2nd Division in Mbarara have stared the hunt for their own officer who shot his colleague dead and injured three others in a bar over a woman.
The wanted officer has been identified as Private Ashraf Luzindana and the deceased was identified Robert Muhumuza
According UPDF Sources, Luzindana picked quarrel with the deceased in a local pub based in Lubiri cell, Nyamityobora ward in Mbarara City North on a Sunday night.
“Luzindana came with a gal in the bar and they started boozing and dancing,” says a source that was in the bar.
The source says at around midnight Luzindana fell asleep and Muhumuza started enjoying the woman.
The eye witness says when Luzindana woke up, he found when the deceased was busy romancing and kissing his woman in a dark corner of the bar.
The source adds that he approached them and asked the deceased to leave his wife alone and the he refused.
“Your time ended and this is my time now so leave me alone and I enjoy my money,” another source quoted the deceased fuming to Luzindana, and that is where the quarrel started from.
Sources say when the quarrel intensified, Luzindana grabbed a gun from his colleague and shot Muhumuza four times in the chest and died on spot.
“After shooting his colleague dead, he also injured three others who had come to separate them,” another drunkard told us.
He says the after the murder, the killer and his colleagues fled the bar.
Major Charles Kabona, the 2nd Division UPDF spokesperson, says that after the incident, the suspect went into hiding.
“We are looking for him and upon arrest, he will be charged with murder and attempted murder,” says Maj. Kabona when contacted on phone.
Apollo Mumanya, an eye witness says the two were fighting for a woman whose husband had gone for duty.
Agnes Oshaba, one of the injured, says that she was crossing the road when a bullet hit her on the leg.
She says two other people got injured but fled for fear of being arrested for violating the curfew time.
However, Maj. Kabona says that they have only managed to trace one person who was injured in the shooting.