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Suspect Shoots Himself Dead Using Police Gun

Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says the handcuffed suspect picked a gun belonging to a police officer attached to Abalang police and shot himself.
Kaberamaido Police are investigating circumstances under, which a suspect at Abalang Police Post reportedly shot himself dead. The deceased is Michael Enyanu, a resident of Abiligalin village in Anyara Sub County in Kaberamaido district.

Enyanu was picked up on Sunday and locked up at Abalang Police Post for alleged theft of a bicycle worth Shillings 200,000. He reportedly accessed a police gun on Monday evening and shot himself in the head.

Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says the handcuffed suspect picked a gun belonging to a police officer attached to Abalang police and shot himself.

"There is no clear information yet and am rushing to the ground in Kaberamaido now to establish the facts. However scanty information is that the suspect was earlier arrested for having stolen a bicycle in his locality and was detained at the newly established Abalang police post and it happens that one of the police officers sleeps in the same uniport only partitioned with a papyrus mat."  Odongo said.

Adding that, “the suspect accessed the gun and shot himself dead on the head when the police officer had moved out of the house.”

Jimmy Segawa Ebil, the Kaberamaido Resident District Commissioner-RDC, says they have apprehended all the three police officers attached to Abalang police post including the Officer In charge (OC), Peter Ogwal and locked them up at Kaberamaido Central Police Station to help with investigations.

"We have arrested these officers to help us with investigations into this shocking incident because we are all wondering how a handcuffed suspect can shoot himself,” Ebil said.

According to Ebil, as the chairperson of the District Security Committee, he has called for additional investigators from East Kyoga Region to team up with Kaberamaido police to dig out facts about the nasty incident. 

David Emodo, the former Kaberamaido District chairperson and resident of Anyara Sub County, says prior to his arrest, the suspect had settled the problem with the complaints on Sunday but the community was surprised to see police officers arresting him on Monday.

By the time of filing this story, Joseph Ongaria, the Regional Police Surgeon was scheduled to travel to Kaberamaido to conduct postmortem at Kaberamaido Health Center IV mortuary where the body was taken this morning.

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