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Police officer shoots dead defilement suspect in Sironko

A police officer in Sironko has shot dead a man for allegedly resisting arrest. 

Matayo Wodeyo, 23, a resident of Kisali village, Busita parish Busita sub-county in Sironko district was shot on Saturday by Moses Kirunda a police officer attached to Busulani police station.   

It is alleged that Wodeyo defiled a minor in Kabong district and fled to Sironko, where Joseph Edukat a police officer attached to Kabong central police station found him hiding.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the Kisali village chairperson, Moses Namisi, the officers who had gone to arrest the suspect reported to his office that they had come to arrest a defilement suspect. He said that he accompanied the officers to the Wodeyo’s home.

Namisi says that the suspect emerged out of the house with a panga with an intention to cut the police officers, prompting Kirunda to shoot at him. John Robert Tukei, the Elgon Region police spokesperson said that Wodeyo died while he was being rushed to Budadiri health centre IV.     

He said the matter is under investigation under reference number SD04/12/10/2019 and the police officer has been arrested is detained at Busulani police station.   

Last year, a police officer attached to Sironko central police station was arrested for allegedly shooting dead a chapati seller after he also resisted arrest.

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0 #1 WADADA roger 2019-10-13 16:11
Unless Kirunda was mentally ill, am not so sure if he could have shot Wodeya out of impulse and i dont blame him for doing so only that i think he used excessive force.

He should have shot to disable him say through the legs but three bullets is way too much
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-1 #2 WADADA roger 2019-10-13 16:23
Hey writer get your facts right, the police officer is not detained at Busulani Police station but Sironko Central Police station.

Note further that Kirunda shot the Wodeya three times on the different parts of the body including on the abdomen, neck and chest. he didnt shoot any of the parts that would ordinarily disable the guy meaning his intention was to kill and indeed he killed the guy.
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-1 #3 kabayekka 2019-10-13 19:50
So why do you go anyhow to arrest a dangerous criminal and you have no radio call to call for more professional help, no teargas cartridge or a modern electrical taser gun.

African police officers as long as they are well loaded with An Avtomat Kalashnikova 47, have a liking to pass judgement on the spot when arresting their fellow black people.

No wonder the tribesman of a Mugisu stock already new his fate and came out holding his panga in self defence!

It is a misunderstanding of the professional African police force to think that by shooting to death criminals, they are going to remove crime from society for ever.
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+2 #4 JOkiria 2019-10-14 00:21
those are job hazards,,, otherwise Kirunda was saving himself.
u can't cut me into pieces,,, I would kill u instead
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0 #5 Weirdo 2019-10-14 07:32
May he rest in eternal peace. There is no such thing as shoot to disable.

When you shoot, it is to kill. Remember that the human body has several big veins running through the different pressure points.

This includes legs, arms, and so on. I too would neutralize a Target in order to protect my life and that of others.
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0 #6 Timothy 2019-10-14 14:39
If the guy came out with a panga ready to cut anyone who came close and he was neutralized, what is the problem with that?

The policer officer is also human and he had to defend himself. So if he was cut to pieces, what would the public say?

Would they blame the police officer for not using his gun or would they ululate for the defiler for hacking the policeman?
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+1 #7 karemire 2019-10-14 23:38
Quoting Timothy:
If the guy came out with a panga ready to cut anyone who came close and he was neutralized, what is the problem with that?

The policer officer is also human and he had to defend himself. So if he was cut to pieces, what would the public say?

Would they blame the police officer for not using his gun or would they ululate for the defiler for hacking the policeman?


Look here!! If the policeman's intention was ONLY to neutralize him, the attacker's legs would have been the most appropriate target to shot at, wouldn't?

This appears, to me, to be directly the implication of the "shoot to kill" policy that was articulated by Madam Lumumba / NRM during the last election period.
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0 #8 WESINA BOSCO 2019-10-15 22:48
That is totaly unfare.May his sole rest in internal peace
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