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Police Constable Held for Attempted Murder

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By Anthony Kushaba


Police in Rukiga district are holding one of their own on charges of attempted Murder.

The suspect has been identified as Police constable Alex Twongyeirwe attached to Kamwezi police station in Kamwezi sub county.

According to Kigezi regional police spokesperson Elly Maate, the suspect reportedly shot and injured SGT David Mperize  RA 238749T attached to Makenke Barracks in Mbarara and a born of Ryabirengye cell in Nyakasiru Parish of Bukinda sub county.

It is believed that the two developed a quarrel over a woman while at a drinking join in Kabirizi cell, Kigala parish Kamwezi sub county in Rukiga district on Women’s day.

 Maate says that eye witness revealed that the victim had gone to charge his mobile phone, met the suspect (Twongyeirwe) who was armed and in Police uniform before they exchanged bitterly before the suspect opened fire.

The suspect has been arrested and rifle no UG POL 565830383-28903 with 29 rounds of live ammunitions was recovered while the suspect is receiving treatment and is believed to be in stable condition.

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