Bwaise: Police officer on night patrol knocked dead in a hit and run incident

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A police vehicle used by police officers on night patrol in Kampala; Courtesy Photo

A police officer on patrol died today following an early morning hit and run incident in Bwaise, Kawempe Division Kampala District.

According to the Deputy spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police Luke Owoyesigyire, the deceased officer has been identified as No 66385 Police Constable Bazibu Sam a officer attached to Kawempe Police station.

It is alleged that while Police Constable Bazibu and his colleague 77149 Police Constable Nabifo Brenda were on Motorcycle Registration Number UP 7866 at Bwaise doing Patrol, motor vehicle Registration UAM 809L Fuso knocked them and kept going.

The body of the deceased has been conveyed to the city mortuary Mulago for Post mortem while his colleague Police Constable Brenda is currently receiving treatment at Mulago for injuries sustained.

Owoyesigyire said the motor vehicle UAM 809L was intercepted from Natete and the driver was arrested. Investigations into the cause of the accident are still ongoing.

While the Police investigate the matter to its logical conclusion, he said police at Kampala Metropolitan will see to it that the deceased officer receives a proper send-off.

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