UPDF soldier shoots Civilian to Death

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Uganda People’s Defense Forces is holding one of its own for shooting to death a civilian during a brawl at a bar in Kaabong town last night.

Uganda People’s Defense Forces is holding one of its own for shooting to death a civilian during a brawl at a bar in Kaabong town last night. The suspect is Abiriga Amadi, who is attached to the 49 Battalion that is based in Lolelia, Kaabong district. The deceased has only been identified as Anguria alias “understand”, a broker in Kaabong town.
 
 
Lt. Caesar Olweny, 5th Division army spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Friday that Abiriga sneaked with his gun from the battalion to the town council. It is alleged that Abiriga was looking for his girl friend Patricia Leza for the alleged theft of her money. He says the suspect stormed Kapilan West Bar where the woman works at around 8:30pm and started quarreling with her before he opened fire indiscriminately at the revelers.


Olweny says three bullets hit Angura on the head, thigh and stomach. He says that residents tried to rush him to Kaabong Hospital but doctors there pronounced him dead on arrival. Olweny says that Abiraga was arrested as he tried to flee from the scene together with Leza. He was later handed over to army officials at the 503 Brigade in Lumocana in Kaabong while Leza was handed to Kaabong Central Police Station.


He says that the army has opened an investigation jointly with the police. Olweny condemnes Abiriga’s action saying the army does not condone such incident adding that he will be charged with murder and abuse of office before the court martial once investigations are complete.
 
 

 

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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.