Kampala, Uganda: The Police on Monday announced the dismissal of their employee who last week shot and killed a man at a money lending business at Raja Chambers in Kampala.
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Uganda Police Force spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said suspect Ivan Wabwire will now face the full force of the law in his capacity of a civilian, after establishing that his act on May 12, was premeditated.
This comes after the suspect was arrested at the border district of Busia and returned to Kampala on Sunday.
Wabwire is said to have killed Uttam Bhandari, an Indian national after he and the money lender had a disagreement on the mode of payment of the sh2.1m owed to him (money lender).
In a video that has since gone viral, an armed man in a Police uniform is seen remonstrating with his victim, before cocking an AK 47 and shooting him (victim) several times.
After discharging several bullets, the suspect walked out of the room and returned minutes, picked up some papers, before discharging more bullets into the lifeless body of the victim.
Speaking during the weekly security at the Police headquarters briefing on Monday, Enanga said: “Unfortunately, it took two and a half hours for the incident to be reported. That allowed this killer cop to find his escape.”
“Of course, this is a third shooting of high profile people in the country which has stimulated a lot of debate about gun handling protocols, and use of deadly force by security personnel,” Enanga noted.
“As we look for answers we do admit that the actions of our officers are highly regrettable. It is incredibly disappointing that an innocent person loses their life in the hands of a Police officer who should be protecting them.
“We continue to extend our condolence to the family of Uttam Bhandari, the Indian community in Uganda, his friends and the staff of TFS Financial Services (where the victim worked).”