Police Kill 12-Year-Old in Butaleja While Enforcing Curfew
Written by Tinyefuza Naboth on June 28, 2021
The deceased’s uncle, Tony Wasaba, says they have been hearing about such incidents but it has now arrived in their family.
Butaleja Resident District Commissioner, Stanley Bayoole our reporter on phone that the shooting was prompted by unruly and rowdy traders who were adamant about the curfew time. He says that rowdy residents pelted police officers with stones prompting them to open fire.
Moses Mugwe, the Bukedi South Region Police Commander identified the officer who shot the teenager as Anthony Ocaya, saying that he has been arrested and charged with reckless actions as investigations are on-going.
He revealed that it has become common in the district for residents to attack police officers and cited a recent incident in Busolwe town council where residents assaulted a police officer while enforcing the Presidential guidelines on COVID-19.