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Police officer arrested for ‘mistakenly’ shooting at magistrate in Kyenjojo.

A policeman in Kyenjojo district has been arrested for shooting at Kyenjojo court magistrate Babu Waiswa in an alleged case of mistaken identity.

According to the Rwenzori West police spokesperson Vincent Twesige, it is alleged that on Friday 18, Waiswa was shot at by the police officer in charge of Mukunyu police post only identified as Turyanawe.

Twesige explained that Turyanawe was told to stop a car, registration number UBG 770E, which had allegedly knocked a person in Rugombe trading centre.

And when the magistrate was approaching Mukunyu police post, he heard gunshots, and out of panic thinking he had been attacked by robbers, he lost control and knocked a pole in Mukunyu Trading Center.

Twesige said that the magistrate survived the bullets but was injured as a result of the accident.

According to Twesige, Turyanawe later realized that he had stopped the wrong car instead which belonged to the magistrate. Twesige added that the policeman’s gun rifle with 19 rounds of ammunition was recovered from the officer and later detained.

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