Kawanda: UPDF soldier on the run after shooting dead a boda-boda rider

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The territorial Police at Kawempe are investigating a murder by shooting that happened today Friday at about 9am at Kawanda Senior Secondary School in Nakisangye Zone, Nabweru Division in Wakiso.

The victim, Waligo Ronald, (38) a resident of Kirinya Bigo Kawanda in wakiso was allegedly shot by a suspected UPDF driver identified as Ssali Abdul.

According to the Deputy PRO Kampala Metropolitan Police ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the shooting culminated from a misunderstanding when Ssali -who was driving a updf vehicle leaving the school premises knocked a boda-boda.

Owoyesigyire stated that preliminary investigations into the matter indicate that the UPDF soldier was leaving the school when he met a number of motorcycles and cars at the gate. The road being narrow, this prompted him to squeeze on the side where the deceased had parked.

This caused an altercation after Waligo complained to the driver of being squeezed which attracted a big group of riders that also condemned his action .
This prompted the driver to enter his vehicle where he picked an AK47 rifle shooting at the victim. He died instantly and the driver sped off from the crime scene.

Police was able to identify the vehicle with the help of CCTV cameras. The number plate of the said vehicle has been identified by the Police as H4DF 1939.

The Police arrived at the scene where they noted that the deceased was shot on left shoulder and the bullet came out from the right shoulder something that killed him instantly at the scene his body was conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for Postmortem, but also recovered a motorcycle Bajaj Boxer UEG 721c that belongs to the deceased at the scene of crime.

He says territorial Police at Kampala Metropolitan will liase with the UPDF to help identify the driver for statement recording and Prosecution.

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