Police Still Investigating The Murder Of Their Officer In Kapchorwa.

By on July 7, 2017

The police spoke person Asan Kasingye says that they are still investigating circumstance under which their officer Constable Charles Olanya attached to Kapchorwa Central Police Station was attacked and hacked and his gun taken.

The police officer was attacked while guarding Kapchorwa Boma Grounds where a trade show was taking place.

Kasingye says that unidentified thugs at 8:30pm yesterday attacked PC 50290 Olanya Charles 33, beat him and Cut his neck with a panga as he died on the spot.

The thugs took off with the rifle code 39672 Smg.56844244. The attack happened at Boma playground kapchorwa Municipality where he was deployed with other 3 men to secure the on-going Trade Show.

The colleges allege the deceased left Boma grounds and said he was going somewhere briefly but shortly thereafter a few meters after the Boma grounds the thugs attacked and killed him.

Kasingye says that no arrests so far have been made, as the Body by press time was taken for post-mortem as it waits to be taken to his ancestral home in Kitgum district for burial over the weekend.

Before his death the police officer had a scuffle with the thugs and 14 rounds of ammunition were left at the scene.

Constable Olanya joined Uganda police force in 2006 and he is a born of Kitgum district.

Asan Kasingye says there is no further updates as investigations are still on-going.

On Wednesday the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura went to the crime scene to assess the situation has promised to follow up the suspects and bring them to justice.

“We will not accept this kind of cruelty criminality on our officers,” Kayihura said while addressing nervous residents who today suspended their businesses in fear.

Kayihura went ahead to blame police officers for being negligent, and uncoordinated as this leaves gaps which is being exploited by thugs.

Security situation in Kapchorwa district is tense after the February 18 general elections, the police have suffered continuous attacks on its stations and officers in Kapchorwa.

This is not the first time armed men are attacking police officers; last year, unidentified gunmen attacked Kapchorwa Central Police Station shooting dead one policeman and taking off with three guns and 90 rounds of ammunition.

By Ronnie Layoo.Gulu.

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