The joint security agencies have identified the UPDF officer who shot and injured a traffic officer on duty.
The incident happened on Sunday and the ‘shooter’ has been identified as Corporal Babangida Bashir Mango.
According to Fred Enanga, they are actively searching for CPL Babangida and the Chieftancy of the UPDF has already confirmed to them that they have useful clues leading to his arrest.
The joint security agencies are actively searching for CPL Babangida Bashir Mango, a UPDF officer, who shot a traffic officer on duty to the thigh and injured him. pic.twitter.com/ZwxL98p4kf
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Enanga said that the officer will be charged with the misuse of a firearm.
The injured traffic police officer, Police Constable Robert Mukebezi is undergoing treatment at Victoria Hospital.
Mukebezi was shot at as they tried to tow the UPDF vehicle that had knocked a signpost of Kobil fuel station.
“In the process, the soldiers shot and injured the traffic police officer. This was an act of impunity, brutality, and unprofessionalism by the individual officers,” Enanga said.