in Sembabule district has arrested a Local Defence Unit (LDU) officer for shooting dead a police officer.
Jamada Luwaga, a resident of Rugusuulu sub-county allegedly shot dead Corporal Gerald Olweny aged 32 years, a police officer attached to Rugusuulu police station yesterday, Wednesday night.
The two had gone to Rugusuulu trading centre to arrest a suspected robber Deo Tumusiime. Jane Rwansande one of the eyewitnesses says that Olweny knocked on Tumusiime’s house as Luwaga who was armed with an AK-47 rifle kept watch from a distance.
She explains that as soon as Tumusiime opened the door, Olweny held him by the trouser prompting a scuffle. The suspect overpowered the policeman and pushed him to the ground.
In a bid to stop the scuffle, Luwaga fired a bullet on the ground which instantly killed Olweny. The bullet pierced through his chest and also injured the suspect on the arm.
Denis Musinguzi, the Sembabule district police commander says that Luwanga is helping police with investigations.