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Search for UPDF Officer's Body Intensifies

The Jinja Zone UPDF spokesperson, George Musinguzi says that they are conducting both day and night search for the body of their colleague. The main search area is around the Owen falls dam which has been cordoned off and restricted from fishermen, tourists, and other water users.
The UPDF Jinja zone spokesperson, George Musinguzi, file photo.

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The police, UPDF marine officers and fishermen have intensified the search for Peter Ouma’s body.   

 

Ouma, a UPDF marine Brigade unit commander at the old bridge was on Tuesday afternoon shot dead by his junior, Private Jonan Katusiime who later on dumped his body in river Nile. 

Katusiime disarmed his other four colleagues, and on seeing the UPDF reinforcement team surrounding the scene of crime, he shot himself twice in the stomach and passed away. 

The main search area is around the Owen falls dam which has been cordoned off and restricted from fishermen, tourists, and other water users. 

The Jinja Zone UPDF spokesperson, George Musinguzi says that they are conducting both day and night search for the body of their colleague. 

Musinguzi adds that the search began on Thursday morning with only UPDF and police officers, however, the search has been boosted by fishermen who provided 12 boats.

He says that the search team comprises of 30 people who are using 18 boats. 

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The Jinja Central Police Commander, Vincent Irama says that the search team will resume with four divers in the evening.

“We’ve mounted search throughout the rocky waters and nearer the old bridge towers in vain, however, four divers shall be deployed in the evening to search the deeper waters, and we hope to succeed on this,” he says.