Suspected killer of senior ranking UPDF officer arrested

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NAKASONGORA- The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has arrested one of their own, Lance Corporal Max Omutojo on accusations of shooting dead a senior ranking officer and injuring another in Nakasongola military barracks over the weekend.

Lance corporal Omutojo was arrested on Sunday night for allegedly shooting dead a major at his residence at around 7pm and injuring a lieutenant who tried to arrest him.

Lt Ibrahim Sekitto, the Nakasongola military barracks spokesperson told URN this morning that Omutojo is in custody pending interrogation over the incident.

He says they have also recovered the suspected killer gun. Sekitto, however, declined to name the deceased officer and the injured, saying they are yet to inform their families. He says the names will be revealed later in the day.

The injured lieutenant is nursing injuries at Nakasongola military hospital. A source at the barracks says Omutojo lost his cool after the major declined to grant his request for a pass leave to attend to an emergency.

It alleged that Omutojo left only to return with the fire and shot his superior killing him on the spot. He was cornered in the barracks and arrested while trying to flee.

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