MOYO — The territorial police in Moyo, is actively investigating the shooting and killing of Police Constable Moro Majid.
Constable Moro was killed last week at Onyire village, Logoba Parish, Moyo Sub-County; Moyo District.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga in a statement said the officer with eight others had responded to a disturbance call of mob justice where they managed to rescue one Masegera Mansoro, who was being lynched, allegedly for poisoning two boys and killed them.
In the process, of transferring the suspect, Enanga said; “our officer was hit by a stone and fell down unconscious. The rowdy crowd grabbed his gun, shot him dead and abandoned it at the scene with 08 rounds.”
He said the gun was recovered and exhibited.
Enanga added that the deceased was a dedicated Police officer, a father, husband and a colleague.
He joined the force in 2011, and had served for 9 years. He becomes the second Police officer to be killed in the line of duty within the region, in the last 4 months.
His body was taken to Yumbe District, for further burial arrangements. While the bodies of the other 2 victims; Alumai Isaac Torage, 18 year old male and Mega Patricia a 21 year old, who allegedly died of suspected poisoning were also handed over to the relatives.
The IGP, Martins Okoth Ochola extended his deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of PC Moro Majid.
Ochola added that this was a tragic reminder of the sacrifices “we make every day in the line of duty, to serve and protect our citizens.”
According to Police, the suspected shooters are still on the run and efforts to have them arrested are in place.
Enanga said police has intensified community policing initiatives in the community to purposely sensitize them about the dangers of taking the law in their hands.