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Policeman Shoots Rukungiri Student While Celebrating Christmas

According to preliminary information obtained by our reporter, Tibesigwa was gunned down when a team of police officers comprising of Sergeant Daivd Twebaze, Detective Constable Agaba Busingye and Special Police Constable Baziira Begumisa from Kebisoni Police station invaded the disco hall accusing the organisers of staging an illegal event.
25 Dec 2019 10:09

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A police officer has cut shot the life of a young man at music concert ushering in Christmas in Rukungiri district. 

Twenty one-year-old Benon Tibesigwa, a student of St. Jerome Secondary school Ndama in Kebisoni Sub County met his death in the wee hours of Christmas while attending a disco at Mukatesani trading center in Kebisgoni Sub County.    

According to preliminary information obtained by our reporter, Tibesigwa was gunned down when a team of police officers comprising of Sergeant Daivd Twebaze, Detective Constable Agaba Busingye and Special Police Constable Baziira Begumisa from Kebisoni Police station invaded the disco hall accusing the organisers of staging an illegal event.  

Benjamin Turyasingura, an en eye witness, says as organizers and revelers tried to negotiate with the officers, they fumed started shooting randomly. According to Turyasingura, Tibesigwa was hit in the chest.    

However, Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson says that when police stormed the hall to demand an explanation why the music was organised without their knowledge, the revelers turned rowdy and attempted to attack them.

  He says it is during this scuffle that the officers started shooting in the air and a stray bullet hit Tibesigwa. Maate says that Tibesigwa was rushed to Nyakibaale hospital but died on arrival.  

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Tibesigwa’s body is lying at Nyakibaale Hospital mortuary pending postmortem.  According to Maate, all the officers who were involved in the shooting are in custody to help with investigations into the matter.  

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