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Police constable arrested for shooting civilian dead

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A police constable in Adjumani district has been arrested for shooting a civilian dead in Zoka village, Itirikwa sub county.

Albert Orobati, 21, attached to Zoka police barracks reportedly opened fire at Lawrence Kaweesi in a scuffle over a woman. Kaweesi who hails from Nakaseke district was in Zoka dealing in timber business.

The shooting happened on Wednesday at a local bar where it is alleged that Orobati and Kaweesi picked a misunderstanding over a woman, Vicky Okumu, a resident of the same area.

Ignatius Dragudu, the acting police spokesperson for the North West Nile region says that the gun which was used by the police constable has also been recovered with 25 rounds of ammunition.

Jesus Iranya, the LCIII chairperson of Itirikwa has condemned the incident, describing it as unfortunate. He however cautioned police officers not to drink while in possession of firearms.

The suspect is currently in detention at Adjumani Central Police Station.

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