WAKISO: The Territorial Police in KMP East, Kiira Division, has in custody ASP Lamech Owori, a 36-year-old, police officer attached to Kawempe Police Station, for the alleged murder of Brian Sebyala, a businessman of Nsawo Zone, Namugongo Division, Wakiso district.
Police Spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga said Police facts indicate that on August 13, 2022, at around 11.50pm, Sebyala (the victim), parked his car, a VISTA Silver Grey under registration UAK398D, while waiting for a friend. A few moments after, his car was knocked by the driver of a Premio, Silver in colour, registration number UBE 179F, who was later established, to be ASP Lamech Owori, a resident of Kito “B” Kirinya, Wakiso district.
“The unfortunate accident resulted into a disagreement which led to the blatant shooting and killing of the victim,” revealed Enanga, adding that following the gruesome murder, the suspect drove off to his home where he was later captured and arrested.
Owori’s car was then impounded and found with a scratch on the front part, passenger side, which had an impact with the victim’s car. In addition, the police pistol was also recovered and exhibited with only 13 rounds. “One bullet was missing, but the cartridge was recovered, from inside the suspect’s motor vehicle and exhibited,” Enanga added.
Noting further, Enanga also pointed out that it is tragic that Sebyala’s life was taken by a person who was supposed to protect him.
In unison, the IGP strongly condemned the act of impunity, and tasked CID to ensure that the matter is thoroughly investigated and justice constitutionally served.
Although the actions of the officer are an embarrassment to the entire UPF as said by the IGP, security will continue to be responsive to members of community and further obtain background checks on the behavior and actions of the police officer.
So far, a thorough field assessment which included interviews from witnesses, crime scene assessment, ballistic analysis indicates that the deadly force used by the officer, was unjustified. “We are also taking interest to establish, whether the incident could have been recorded on public and private CCTV cameras,” the IGP remarked.