Rubaga, Kampala: A man identified as Charles Bazil Kintu has been shot and injured by police officers in an attempted to burn down Masanafu Police station.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, the arsonist raided Masanafu police at 11:5pm on Tuesday.
“The territorial Police at Old Kampala are investigating an incident of attempted Arson on the Masanafu police which occurred yesterday 10/01/2023 at about 2350hrs,” Mr Owoyesigire said in a statement.
It is reported that cops were manning the station for the night shift when they noticed a man approaching with a 2-litre water bottle containing an unknown substance.
One of the officers then asked the man what was in the bottle and what had brought him to the Police station but he responded by pouring the substance and setting a fire.
“Unfortunately, got burnt in the process, and started running towards the officers, prompting one of them to shoot at him. The fire was later put out and the man was rushed to Mulago Hospital for treatment,” he added.
The attacker has since succumbed to the injuries he sustained at Masanafu Police station.
“A team of investigation officers arrived at the scene and picked up the 2-litre bottle has been and exhibited it for analysis to ascertain the contents. The team also picked a matchbox he used to start the fire.”
Investigations into the matter have commenced to establish the attacker’s motive and whether he is part of the gang that has been attacking Police stations or not.
“A photocopy of a National ID in the name of Kintu Charles Bazil was also recovered from him and a phone. These will aid in the ongoing investigations,” Owoyesigire said.