Crime & Investigation

Police Hunt For Gulu Accident Truck Driver

Police in northern Uganda have reaffirmed their search for the Fuso lorry driver that led to the fatal accident in Koch Goma (Te-Okuto) who is still on the run.

According to Jimmy Patrick Okema the Police public relation officer, this web the 5th   February 2015 accident left 7 people dead and 25 people seriously injured and rushed to St Mary’s Hospital Lacor and Gulu Referral hospital.

The accident came when the lorry’s front tyre burst, mind getting it out of the driver’s control. The vehicle, malady Okema said was dangerously overloaded with business people traveling for auction day in Purongo Sub-County Nwoya district.

He noted that following the accident, Police intensified its operations and investigations into the identity of the driver who had only been identified by his pet name”Mutoto”

“We want him to record his statement but we cannot trace him.  We plan to seek information about the particulars of the owner of the lorry, from URA, using the registration number, and this should take us to the culprit.

“As police we are committed to see that justice is served soon after the arrest of the driver,” he said.

Okema warned members of the public to follow road safety rules and regulations and stressed that Police would embark on rigorous impounding of vehicles and arresting passengers who fail to follow them.

He also advised venders to use enclosed vehicles to access their market places and report scenarios of careless driving, drunk driving and dangerous loading.



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