Crime & Investigation

Ibanda Police Officer Flees After Shooting Civilian

Police in Ibanda are investigating circumstances under which Police Constable Fred Muchasi, rx attached to Kicuzi Police Post shot dead Galaciano Mubangizi, order aged 32 years.

Muchasi, Constable Number 25377, who is still the run, had gone to arrest of Mubangizi, who was reported to police for threatening violence.

Locals revealed however, that the mission did not go as planned and when the suspect resisted arrest, the officer shot him in the head.

Police and residents at the crime scene
Police and residents at the crime scene

This was in Mahuha cell, Kicuzi Sub County, Ibanda district at about 4:00am Saturday morning.

Speaking to Chimpreports on the incident, the Ibanda District Police Commander Denis Ochama said a serious manhunt was on for the errant officer.

Sgt. Adriano Mweteise who went with Mubangizi for the mission is currently detained at Ibanda Police Station to help in investigations.

Officers at the home of the deceased
Officers at the home of the deceased

The postmortem carried out at Ruhoko Health IV indicated that Mubangizi skull was shuttered by the bullet.

The body of the deceased was handed over to the relatives afterwards for burial.

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