By Uganda Online Media
A police officer in Kamwenge district has gunned down three people during a bar fight over a woman allegedly involved with the three men.
According to police in Kamwenge, the deceased have been identified as Richard Tuhaise,28, Friday Innocent, 38, and Sam Baseka Sam, 18.
Preliminary investigations indicate that police officer number 68371 PC Nuwagaba had a misunderstanding with the deceased over a bar attendant with whom the three were allegedly involved.
According to eyewitnesses, the three ( the two deceased and police officer) parted ways and the policeman came back with the gun UG POL 565903521-31923 and shot instantly at three people before running away.
Diana Namutanzi, the District Police commander for Kamwenge District confirmed the incident saying the suspect has been arrested in Kyenjojo District to face charges of murder, and a gun with 40 rounds of ammunition has been recovered.
The case has been registered at Kamwenge Police station under file number Kamwenge CRB 123/2022.