Unknown gunmen last evening at 5pm shot and killed a Police officer identified as CPL Joseph Oloya, Badge No. 52590, who was attached to Kiganda Police Station, Kassanda District.
According to SP Racheal Kawala, the Wamala region spokesperson, the shooting took place on Monday evening in Kaya in Kyakitanga Village, Manyogaseka Sub-county.
Three assailants earlier entered a mobile money agent shop/soda depot owned by Bonani Janvier Fils in Kalongo, Mubende District. They stole various items of unidentified value and fled the scene on a motorcycle.
“Upon receiving this information, our officers, led by the Officer in Charge of Kiganda Police Station, immediately initiated pursuit of the suspects with the aim of apprehending them. During the pursuit, the suspects shot CPL. Oloya, who unfortunately succumbed to his injuries while being transported to Mubende Regional Referral Hospital,” Police statement reads.
The suspects also took Oloya’s magazine but left the firearm behind.
A red Bajaj Boxer motorcycle Reg No UDX 755C, belonging to the suspects, has been recovered.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late CP LOlaya Joseph. Our teams, including criminal intelligence and investigations specialists, under the leadership of the District Police Commander of Kassanda, have visited the crime scene. We have recorded relevant statements to aid the investigations.”