The police in Mubende are investigating circumstances under which one of their own, NO. 50492 PC Atoo Agwayi James attached to Mubende police station allegedly committed suicide by shooting.
According to preliminary findings, Atoo returned from duty at around 10:00 am on Sunday morning and went to his place of residence at Mubende police barracks for breakfast and personal management.
However, at around 1:00 pm, gunshots were heard coming out of his residence which attracted the attention of officers who were in the barracks. They immediately rushed to his place only to find that the door was closed from inside, prompting them to break into the house.
Asp Racheal Kawala the PRO Wamala says that the officers found Atoo lying helpless but still breathing. They rushed him to Mubende referral hospital for medical attention unfortunately he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
A team of officers led by the DPC Mubende visited, examined and documented the scene of the crime.
Kawala adds that the SMG riffle number Ug police 565815228/ 34868 used in the shooting, cartridges and ammunition have been recovered from the deceased’s house. The rifle was found lying on his chest with a safety catch open.
Eight cartridge casings and six live ammunition were found scattered on his mattress.
The deceased’s body has been handed over to Mubende hospital mortuary pending postmortem, while investigations into the cause of the suicide are underway.