By Our Reporter
The police in Mubende are investigating the circumstances under which a police officer attached to Mubende Police Station allegedly committed suicide by shooting.
According to Rachel Kawala, Wamala regional police Spokesperson, on April 10, PC James Agwayi Atoo (the deceased) returned from duty at around 10:00am and went to his place of residence at Mubende police barracks for breakfast and personal admin.
“At around 1:00 pm, gunshots were heard coming out of his residence which attracted the attention of officers who were in the barracks. They immediately rushed to his place only to find that the door was closed from inside, prompting them to break into the house.
Upon gaining entry, the officers found PC Atoo lying helpless but still breathing and they rushed him to Mubende referral hospital for medical attention where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.” She said
A team of officers led by the DPC Mubende visited, examined and documented the scene of the crime and SMG rifle number Uganda police 565815228/ 34868, cartridges and ammunition were recovered from the deceased’s house.
Rachel says the rifle was found lying on his chest with the safety catch open.
“Eight cartridge casings and six live ammunition were found scattered on his mattress. The deceased’s body has been handed over to Mubende hospital mortuary pending a postmortem.” She revealed.