Police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which a UPDF driver shot dead a parent of Kawanda Senior Secondary School in Nakisangye Zone, Nabweru Division in Wakiso District.
The victim has been identified as Waligo Ronald, 38 a resident of Kirinya Bigo Kawanda in Wakiso while the UPDF driver has been identified as Ssali Abdul.
It is alleged that the duo got a misunderstanding when Ssali was driving a UPDF vehicle leaving the school premises after picking one of the students in senior three.
Preliminary investigations into the matter indicate that Abdul was leaving the school when he met a number of motorcycles and cars at the gate. The road being narrow, this prompted him to squeeze on the side where the deceased had parked.
This caused an altercation after Waligo complained to the driver of being squeezed which attracted a big group of riders that also condemned his action .
This prompted the driver to enter his vehicle where he picked an AK47 rifle and shot at the victim. He died instantly and the driver sped off from the crime scene.
“We have been able to identify the vehicle with the help of CCTV cameras. The number plate of the said vehicle has been identified by the Police as H4DF 1939,” Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire said.
He said the deceased was shot on the left shoulder and the bullet came out from the right shoulder, killing him instantly.
“His body was conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for Postmortem , we also recovered a motorcycle Bajaj Boxer UEG 721c that belongs to the deceased at the scene of crime,” Owoyesigyire said.
“The territorial Police at Kampala Metropolitan will liase with the UPDF to help identify the driver for statement recording and Prosecution,” he added.