Uganda:Police officer shoots self

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 31 December 2016 saa 08:47
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Mr Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River region police spokesperson, said police have recorded statements from family members to piece circumstances that could have led to Oloya’s death.

Police in Pader District are investigating circumstances under which a constable shot himself dead.

Patrick Oloya, a Field Force Unit (FFU) personnel attached to Pader Central Police station ended his life after locking himself inside his uni-port house at the Police barracks.

Mr Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River region police spokesperson, said police have recorded statements from family members to piece circumstances that could have led to Oloya’s death.

Mr Okema, who described the incident as suicide, said investigation is yet to establish the motive of the shooting.

He urged all police officers to seek psycho-social support, counselling and rehabilitation, to find solutions to either personal or official challenges they are facing.

Mr Romeo Onek, the Pader District Police Commander, when contacted for details on the recent behaviour of the deceased officer, declined to comment saying it is a matter under investigation.

The body has been handed over to the relatives of the deceased for burial preparations. The officer is said to have died due to over bleeding from a single gunshot wound.


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