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Two police officers, suspect perish in road accident

By Simon Masaba

Added 2nd July 2020 12:17 PM

The suspect had been picked from Mbale.

Two police officers, suspect perish in road accident

AIP Emmanuel Mawa was one of the Police officers killed in the accident.

The suspect had been picked from Mbale.

Three people including two detectives attached to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) have perished in a road accident along the Jinja highway.

The detectives; Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Emmanuel Mawa and Sgt Dick Magara—all attached to the CID's general crimes department died in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

The general crimes department is headed by Commissioner of Police Francis Olugu.

The detectives passed away at approximately 5:00 am in the line of duty while escorting a suspect, Phillip Wanambwa, at Magamaga Trading Center along the Iganga-Jinja Highway.

The suspect had been picked from Mbale.

Sgt Dick Magara also passed away in the accident.
Sgt Dick Magara also passed away in the accident.

A preliminary Police report indicates that the accident happened when a Toyota Premio registration number UBF 837K  whose driver is yet to be identified, had a head-on collision with a Foton trailer registration number KCQ 638C /ZC 738 and later brushed the Police vehicle number UP 7483 that was carrying the Police officers and suspect.

The bodies have been conveyed to the Jinja Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

Another Police officer who was in the car, Sgt Martin Oguti, is in critical condition and was being transported to Kampala from Jinja for further treatment by press time.

Investigations are ongoing to establish the cause of the deadly accident.

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