Kira Road Police Station has rescued a five-year old child who was about to be butchered by the father using a machete, over unknown reasons.
The incident, according to Police, happened on October 17, 2020, at around 11 am at Kyebando, a city suburb. It is alleged that Male, a resident of Kisaasi and a craftsman, picked his only child Isamu Male, 5, from their home, destined for Kisalosalo, kyebando.
“Upon reaching Kyebando, he forcefully gained access to the house of a friend, Ismail Ssesanga, while wielding a machete,” Luke Owoyesigire, Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Spokesperson said.
He added that all occupants in Sesanga’s house fled to the nearby police station, where they reported the case.
In a press release, Owoyesigyire said that during the rescue, one of the officers discharged a bullet to disable the father, Suleiman Male, 28, but it fatally injured him.
“The security officers, upon reaching the scene, found that Male had locked himself and the child in one room and all peaceful efforts to demand him open the door and release the child failed,” he added.
He noted that the officers forcefully gained access into the room he had locked himself in.
“It is alleged that Sulaiman was found holding the child head down with one hand and another hand raised up with a machete ready to cut. The officers asked him to drop the machete, the order he declined to heed to,” Owoyesigyire said.
“He went on to swing the weapon which put the life of the child in danger, prompting one of the security personnel to shoot him and he dropped the child,” he added.
Owoyesigyire also revealed that the suspect died at the scene. The child has been taken to police for care as investigations continue.
“The suspect’s body has been conveyed to City Mortuary Mulago for a post mortem,” he said.
Owoyesigire added that in accordance with the police standards, they have opened up inquiries into the shooting and the intention of Male. Statements from the locals at scene and his relatives have been taken.
“More details into the investigations are ongoing and we will brief the public accordingly,” Owoyesigyire added.