RAKAI – Police in Rakai District are holding a parish chairperson for beating up a police officer over unknown reasons.
Luke Mutabazi, the Bugona Parish chairperson in Lwanda Sub County in Rakai District, reportedly beat up Deogratious Katagira, a police officer attached to Lwamagwa Police station. The victim is currently nursing wounds at Rakai hospital.
Mr Patrick Ssekide, one of the eyewitnesses, said Katagaira was at his place by the time he was attacked by Mutabazi who was armed with a club.
The Rakai District Police Commander, Mr Alex Kimayite, said police are going to take Mutabazi for a mental check-up as investigations into the matter go on.
In October, five robbers attacked Assistant Superintendent of Police Dennis Kasibante at his home in Nansana Municipality prompting him to shoot two of them dead. Seven people armed with machetes and house-breaking implements attacked Allan Mwesigwa’s home in Bwebajja in Kajjansi Town Council, Wakiso District and robbed him of electronic appliances. Police later arrested suspects and recovered two guns after a search at their homes.
In the same month, Detective Assistant Superintendent of Police Joshua Tusingwire was attacked as he was jogging in the morning in Mutungo, Nakawa Division, Kampala. The criminals also robbed him of his mobile phones.