VIPPU Police Officer Shoots Himself Dead In Nsambya Barracks


By Uganda Online Media

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.

“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.

Kampala: The territorial Police at Kabalagala have started investigating circumstances under which a police officer shot himself dead in the wee hours of the morning.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, they are investigating a suspected suicide by shooting of Corporal Drandi George, a police officer attached to the Very Important Persons Protection Unit (VIPPU).

It’s alleged the deceased shot himself dead today at about 4 am inside his place of residence at Nsambya Police Barracks.

Owoyesigyire noted that the investigating teams have visited the scene of the crime and have been able to recover the rifle that had been assigned to the deceased which had 29 rounds of ammunition.

“All have been exhibited and the body was taken to city mortuary Mulago for a post mortem. The reason why he could have committed suicide is not yet known,” he added.

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