Yesterday, a police officer attached to Bugiri police station in Eastern Uganda shot dead a 19 year old girl after her rejection of his sexual advances.
Earnest Kasadha first engaged in a quarrel with Robinah Ajokiti alias Namugisu. After the fierce verbal battle, Kasadha locked the room and fired 9 bullets at the young girl killing her on spot. Busoga East Police spokesperson James Mubi says Kasadha fired more shots randomly and shot a Boda Boda cyclist in the process. Fearful of the aftermath of his actions, Kasadha ended his own life with the help of his AK 47 rifle.
Amina Isabirye, the area LCI chairperson says the deceased has always had fierce engagements with his 19 year old lover as he suspected her to be cheating. “This man (police officer) always came to my office to report that his wife (aged 19) was cheating on him with another police officer and I was investigating the matter only to learn this were both dead”, Ms. Isabirye said.
Godfrey Musimani the O/C of Bugiri police station where the late was attached says he was overwhelmed by the heavy gunfire pursued by fellow police officers outside his rental and he opted to end his own life. The bodies of the deceased are in Bugiri police station amid investigations.
Injured Boda Boda cyclist abandoned
Whereas police successfully convinced the public that the Boda cyclist shot by a stray bullet in the crossfire was under treatment by police, it has turned out that the man is nursing bullet wounds at his own home. ‘I was shot and left for dead. Some good samaritans rushed me to the clinic where I footed my bills. Police has not sent even a coin for panadol’, he says.