Policeman Faces Murder Charge

Police in Nakasongola say they may bring murder charges against one of their own for allegedly killing an officer.

Sergeant Solomon Nkojo on Tuesday knocked two traffic police officers seated on stationary motorcycles – reg. UP 2090 and UP 2119 -at Katuugo in Nakasongola, along the Kampala-Gulu highway. The Nakasongola district traffic police officer, Sergeant Judith Adongo, died on the spot, while Corporal Patrick Omach was rushed to Mulago national referral hospital with severe injuries.

Nkojo, attached to Kabalye Police Training School Masindi, was driving from Masindi to Kampala in a truck, reg UP 1217, belonging to the training school.

Lameck Kigozi, the Savannah regional police publicist, said the incident had happened at around 2pm and that the police had tentatively attributed it to reckless driving.

“We consequently arrested Sgt Nkojo and locked him up at Luweero Central police station but after intensifying our investigations the following day, we found out that the action was intended.” Kigozi said. “We have learnt that this suspect had a serious misunderstanding with the causalities. He had on several occasions hurled death threats at them. But we are still investigating to establish their root.”

Eyewitnesses told the police that the suspect was driving at a relatively low speed but after a few seconds, they saw the vehicle accelerate suddenly, an indication that the increased speed had a target.

Source : The Observer

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