Man who knocked dead cop in Kabalagala arrested

Posted: 2021-06-21T12:15:52Z
Man who knocked dead cop in Kabalagala arrested

Police have arrested a man who knocked dead a police officer while on duty in Kabalagala. 

The suspect is identified as Haman Rujjumba, while the deceased is Police Constable Number 48518 Bosco Owili attached to Field Force Unit Kabalagala Police Station.

According to Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy spokesperson KMP Rujjumba was driving a BMW registration number UAP 122Z, grey in colour when he knocked and killed a police officer on Sunday at around 1825 hours. 

Reports indicate that PC Owili was riding a motorcycle registration number UP 7965 Yamaha blue in colour on Ggaba Road near Kampala International University (KIU), Kansanga, when he was knocked by a reckless speeding driver.

Eyewitnesses told police that the driver dragged the officer under his car for ten metres from the first contact.

The driver escaped soon after the accident, but police mounted a manhunt and later found him hiding at Rock Clinic in Church Zone, a stone throw away from the crime scene, where he was arrested. 

Led Kabalagala Police Station Acting Commander, officers responded to the scene where they identified deceased police officer's body, police motorcycle, a SMG AK47 and a damaged magazine. The body was conveyed to the city mortuary for a postmortem. 

The recovered equipment including the suspect's vehicle were later exhibited awaiting inspection. 

Owoyesigyire added that investigations have revealed that the same driver almost knocked other police officers at the check point as he drove passed them before the fatal incident. The suspect was subjected to a breathalyzer test and he found to have taken alcohol above the lawful limit. He will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are done.