Police have on Friday morning dismissed as fake news claims that a medical doctor from Boston of the United States of America with his family was shot dead on the evening of Thursday, December 19, along Entebbe Expressway.
An anonymous social media post in circulation had claimed that a one Dr. Gilbert Walwema was shot by unknown assailants on the Entebbe Expressway about 8 pm local time after arriving in Uganda with his family from Boston Massachusetts to celebrate Christmas.
It also claims that he was taken to Case clinic where despite every effort he couldn’t make it.
But Police in a statement issued on its official Uganda Police Force Page, officials have since dismissed the claims as false saying there is no shooting reported at the Entebbe Expressway.
Police have also asked members of the public to treat the information that has been widely shared especially on Facebook and WhatsApp as false.
“This is NOT TRUE, as no shooting occurred along the Highway [Entebbe Express way]. Please treat this information as false,” officials wrote.
Police it only registered a minor accident along Entebbe Express high on Thursday Evening at around 10 pm.
Police said the accident involved three motor vehicles and the occupants are still alive with minor injuries.
In September this year, two people including Marinah Tumukunde, 37, who shot dead together with her friend, Joshua Rushegyera Nteireho, 38, as they headed towards Entebbe. The duo was travelling in a black Toyota Landcruiser number UAW 534B.
Three police officers working with the Directorate of Counter-Terrorism (CT) were arrested in connection with the murder.
The do was shot dead at Nambigirwa Bridge along the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway.
A number of accidents and robberies have reported on the road.