- October 4, 2021
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DPC guns down one in a bar during night operations
Police is investigating circumstances under which one person was gunned down by a police boss for reportedly breaching curfew guidelines
According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, John Kulumba succumbed to bullet wounds on Sunday night at a local pub in Nsangi where he had gone to drink with his friends.
“The DPC asked those people at first to leave but they declined instead started fighting our officers. The officer released bullets unfortunately one was shot in the process. Investigations into this shooting are still ongoing,” he said.
Kulumba was killed by the Wakiso District Police commander, Medard Asiimwe during a night raid he was commanding alongside 3 other police officers.
Eyewitnesses say the police stormed the bar late in the night and busted a group of revellers having a time of their lives, Asiimwe immediately ordered their arrest but most resisted and started fighting them off. In the process, Asiimwe was forced to open fire on them hence the death.
Kulumba died on his way to Mulago hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
”It was around 9:00 pm, when the police raided that place. Shortly after we heard bullets, which hit Kulumba. We heard the DPC saying I have killed someone. Help me we rush him to hospital,” an eye witness narrated. He explains that the three other policemen escaped shortly after the shooting.
The government has maintained the night-time curfew, which starts from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am each day as part of the COVID-19 measures to contain further spread.