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UPDF Soldier on the Run After shooting Civilian

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson explains that as Oluka, other UPDF and police officers were enforcing curfew, they met Tumwesigye at night and tasked him to explain why he was moving past curfew time.
Julius Hakiza,the Albertine region police spokesperson.
A Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF soldier is on the run after shooting a civilian. The suspect, who has only been identified as private Oluka is attached to the UPDF Artillery division headquarters in Masindi district.

It is alleged that while enforcing curfew regulation around 10:30 pm on Saturday private Oluka shot and critically injured 45-year-old Stephen Tumwesigye, a resident of Nyangahya cell in Masindi Central division in Masindi Municipality in the leg.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson explains that as Oluka, other UPDF and police officers were enforcing curfew, they met Tumwesigye at night and tasked him to explain why he was moving past curfew time. According to Hakiza, Tumwesigye abused the officers prompting Oluka to shoot him in the leg.

He was first rushed to Kitara medical center in Masindi town for treatment before he was transferred to Bombo military hospital for specialized treatment. According to Hakiza, Oluka has since gone into hiding together with his gun, adding that police and the UPDF are hunting for him. In December 2020, a UPDF soldier shot dead a civilian in Hoima.  

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