The police in Nwoya district is being criticized after their truck knocked and killed three people on Thursday evening.
According to Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, the incident happened at Agung Village, Anaka Sub–County along the Packwach–Karuma Highway, when a motorcycle registration number UEV 202X on which three people were riding joined the highway and collided with the speeding police truck registration number UP 5638.
Okema also revealed that the truck was being driven by one Bosco Abega was carrying 26 Police Field Force Officers from Ikafe to Katakwi district.
Two of the deceased persons have been identified as Denis Opiyo, 17, the rider of the motorcycle, and a woman only identified as Adong, while the other woman is yet to be identified.
According to Okema, all three died on the spot while one other passenger identified as Prisca Akidi was rushed to Anaka Hospital for treatment.
The three bodies were taken to Anaka Hospital pending postmortem while the wrecked motorcycle and the police truck have been parked at Nwoya Police Station as investigations continue.