One Shot At Masanafu Police Post After Attempting To Burn Self

One Shot At Masanafu Police Post After Attempting To Burn Self

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By Spy Uganda

The territorial Police at Old Kampala are investigating an incident of attempted Arson on the Masanafu police post which occurred yesterday 10/01/2023 at about 2350hrs.

It is alleged that Police officers were manning the station for the night shift when they noticed a man approaching with a 2-litre water bottle containing an unknown substance.

Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Station, Luke Owoyesigyire says one of the officers then asked the man what was in the bottle and what had brought him to the Police station but he responded by pouring the substance and setting a fire.

”Unfortunately, got burnt in the process, and started running towards the officers, prompting one of them to shoot at him. The fire was later put out and the man was rushed to Mulago Hospital for treatment,” says Luke.

He adds, ”He has since succumbed to the injuries he sustained at Masanafu Police station. A team of investigation officers arrived at the scene and picked up the 2-litre bottle for analysis to ascertain the contents. The team also picked a matchbox he used to start the fire.”

Luke says investigations into the matter have commenced to establish the attacker’s motive and whether he is part of the gang that has been attacking Police stations or not.

”A photocopy of a National ID in the name of Kintu Charles Bazil was also recovered from him and a phone. These will aid in the ongoing investigations,” adds Luke.

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