Officers at Jinja Road Police Station are investigating circumstances under which one of their officers No. 50415 Police Constable, Okwera Opobo Jacob, 34 was murdered.
According to Asp Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy PRO KMP, it is alleged that on Sunday 22/11/2020 at about 11pm PC Opodo tried to stop a rider on Bajaj boxer UEG 347/B, who was allegedly carrying two passengers and riding past curfew time along Jinja road check point opposite the Police station.
However the rider intentionally knocked the officer down leaving him with serious injuries. The officer was rushed to Naguru China Hospital where he has succumbed to the injuries.
The two passengers that were being carried by the rider have also been taken Mulago and are out of danger.
The rider, John Byamukama, is in custody at Jinja Road Police Station on allegations of murder.
Owoyesigyire says the deceased officer’s body has been conveyed to KCCA Mortuary at Mulago for a postmortem and preparations to have him get a dignified burial are underway.
The suspects’ file is being processed with a view of taking them to court to face justice.
“The police have also taken note of the indiscipline by motorists whenever they reach police manned check points. In many circumstances our officers have been run over and they sustain injuries or killed” Owoyesigyire noted.