Police officer on the run after shooting one person dead
Police in Kibaale is hunting one of their own identified as Manthon Okello, the officer in Charge of Kitutu Police Post in Karama Sub County for shooting dead one person and injuring three others in a scuffle during the arrest of a defilement suspect.
Okello is wanted for shooting to death Vincent Kirabo 31years and injuring William Igabura 33 years, Pascal Tumusiime, 26 years, and John Kirama, all residents of Hamugamba village in Karama Sub County.
According to Esther Tumusiime Adeke the Kibaale District Police Commander, the incident happened at about 6 am on Sunday, when Okello, who was in the company of other officers stormed Hamugamba village to arrest Noah Mawagali, who is accused of defiling and marrying an underage girl.
Mawagali allegedly noticed police presence around his home and made calls to his brothers and relatives who rushed to block his arrest.
Adeke says that a scuffle ensued when the suspect’s brothers arrived, and the group protested the arrest of the suspect without the presence of the village LC 1 chairperson.
It was during the scuffle that Okello opened fire and shot Kirabo killing him instantly. The officer also injured three other people. According to Julius Hakiza the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, they have launched a manhunt for Okello, who is on the run. Okello faces charges of murder and attempted murder.