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Police officer kills colleague, self

By Stuart Yiga

Added 11th February 2020 09:41 PM

Ojilong picked his gun and shot Opito several times killing him instantly and then shot himself dead as well.

Police officer kills colleague, self

Bunamwaya Community Police where the shooting took place.Photo by Stuart Yiga

Ojilong picked his gun and shot Opito several times killing him instantly and then shot himself dead as well.

At least two Policemen have died after shooting themselves at Bunamwaya Community Police Station, located in Makindye Ssaabagabo Municipality in Wakiso district.

The incident occurred on Tuesday evening at around 3:30 pm.

The Kampala Metropolitan deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, says,  one No. 53443.PC Ben Ojilong got into a heated argument with his colleague one Corporal Alex  Opito on whether to enter a case in the Station Diary (SD), one arguing it was civil another insisting it was criminal.

 he holes that resulted from the gunfire exchange at unamwaya ommunity olice yesterday hoto by tuart iga The holes that resulted from the gunfire exchange at Bunamwaya Community Police yesterday. (Photo by Stuart Yiga)

 
Owoyesigyire, adds that as a result, Ojilong picked his gun and shot Opito several times killing him instantly and then shot himself dead as well.

"Two LDU officers were passing by tried to intervene and one was injured in the process. Scene visited, gun and cartridges recovered, bodies sent for postmortem," he said.

The LDU who sustained injuries from the scuffle was later pronounced on arrival at Kitebi health centre, bringing the total number of the dead to three. 

However, the areas residents allege that Ojilong was drunk, at the time he waged a war on his colleagues. 

 

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