Drug trafficker shot dead in Nyagatare

By IGIHE
On 19 October 2017 at 08:19

A motorcycle rider who was suspected of trafficking illicit brew has been shot dead in Nyagatare, Musheri sector, as he attempted to ram into a police officer on duty.

The deceased has been identified as Jean de Dieu Udahemuka from Rwimiyaga sector. When police stopped him for a search of what he was carrying, he, instead, tried to knock one of them.

Speaking to IGIHE, the Police Spokesperson in Eastern Region, IP Jean de Dieu Kayihura said that Udahemuka was transporting illicit gin called Zebra.

Kayihura added that Udahemuka had a machete on the motorcycle.

“He was transporting illicit brew known as ‘Zebra’ from Uganda, When he reached Musheri sector, Police on patrol stopped him but he tried to knock one who was stopping him, but, luckily he dodged the motorcycle. So, the commandant who was also at patrol shot him dead,” Kayihura explained.

Kayihura said that the culprit wanted to fight them using a machete.

More investigations are underway to find out the place where he was taking the gin.


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