NEWS- The Uganda People’s Defense Forces UPDF Mountain Division has in detention UPDF personnel on accusation of shooting and killing two people.
The personnel in detention is Paul Lotukei who is alleged to have shot and killed Pamela Nayebare, 26, and her 9-month-old son Owen Kusemererwa.
The incident according to the information obtained by this Online Publication on Friday October 30th 2020 at around 8:40 pm at Nyakasiga trading Centre in Nyakigumba Town Council in Bunyangabu district.
According to Capt. George Musinguzi, the UPDF Mountain Division Spokesperson, Lotukei, who is attached to Bukara detach in Bunyangabu district, has already been arrested.
Musinguzi adds that Lotukei is being detained at Mountain Division Headquarters at Muhoti barracks cells in Kabarole District pending investigations. James Emoriku an eyewitness told this Publication that before Lotukei shot the duo, he first disagreed with other soldiers accusing them of stealing his phone. Shaban Kagoro, one of the eyewitnesses says that the soldier was earlier on seen taking alcohol in bars around Nyakasiga trading centre.
“So, after the disagreement, he went outside the bar where they were drinking from and returned with a gun. A scuffle ensued leading to the shooting,” he narrates.
The Bunyangabu Resident District Commissioner Jane Asiimwe Muhindo, who heads the district security committee, describes the incident as unfortunate. Bodies of the deceased have been taken to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital for Postmortem.
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