By Spy Uganda
Flamboyant Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) officer Lt. Col. Juma Seiko was Sunday afternoon detained at Kawempe Police Station on attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot and injured three people along Mambure Road.
Seiko’s arrest came after he allegedly caused an accident at around 1:15pm and when the two drivers came out to ascertain the situation, a fight ensued according to eye witnesses, which ended up with him shooting three people.
The victims have been identified as Ali Juuko, a 45-year-old resident of Komamboga-Mpererwe, Kasirye Zimula, a 35-year-old resident of Kazo-Angola and Joseph Lule, a 25-year-old resident of Mpererwe.
Eyewitnesses reveal that following the scuffle that ensued, shots were fired from a gun belonging to Col Seiko and three people were injured.
“They (victims) were later rushed to Mulago national referral hospital.
Meanwhile, Seiko reported himself to Kawempe Police station where he was detained on charges of attempted murder of three people.
However, Seiko told police that he shot in self-defense after being attacked by goons who assaulted him so much that they smashed his head.
By press time investigations into the matter were still ongoing and Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire had said that the police will issue a statement after a thorough investigation.
However, the incident came just hours after another suspected UPDF soldier allegedly shot three people in a bar brawl.
The soldier only identified as Mpola shot his colleague and two others on Saturday at around 9:00pm after they got involved in a disagreement at a bar in Nakulabye, a Kampala suburb.
The victims were identified as Geofrey Burora, the Manager Gelop Bar, Geofrey Lubi, a resident of and the third victim is yet to be identified.
Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire said the three people were injured and two of them are currently undergoing operation.
It should be recalled that towards the end of last year, the High Court in Kampala sentenced Juma Seiko’s bodyguard to 35 years in prison for murder and attempted murder which he committed in 2016.
Alex Cherotich, an ex-soldier was convicted and sentenced to Luzira Prison in September 2019 after he allegedly shot at men who had repeatedly invaded Seiko’s home.