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Police kill one, injure another during curfew operations in Luweero

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Police kill one, injure another during curfew operations in Luweero

Security operatives shot and killed one person and critically injured another last night, during curfew operations in Busiika town council, Luweero District.

Ali Ssewankambo was killed at around 9 p.m. as Police Constable David Obong who is attached to Busiika Police Station attempted to disperse crowds in the town, in line with guidelines that imposed a nighttime curfew starting at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, the injured person is identified as Livingstone Kaitwa, both residents of Busiika.

The Curfew was one of the measures put in place by President Museveni to control the movement and stop the spread of COVID-19.

According to Isah Ssemwogerere the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson, during the operation, Policemen advised the residents to close shops and go home but youths responded by pelting stones at law enforcers. The policemen reacted by shooting in the air to disperse the youths and in the process PC Obong shot two of them, killing one person on spot.

Ssemwogerere says that the four Policemen who conducted the operation have been arrested and the three guns used in the operation were recovered for ballistic analysis to help in the investigation of the case. The injured was transferred to Mulago Hospital for treatment while the body was taken to the mortuary.

However, Richard Nyombi, the LC III Chairperson of Busiika Town Council dismisses reports that the youths pelted stones at the Policemen, arguing that Obong has been conducting operations while under the influence of alcohol.

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