The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) have arrested their own Mr Abdul Ssali for shooting a boda boda dead after a misunderstanding that occurred as these two were heading to pick students from Kawanda Senior Secondary school.
The victim has been identified as Waligo Ronald 38years,a resident of Kirinya Bigo Kawanda Wakiso.
The soldier will be produced in military court to answer to murder charges.
“It is alleged that the duo got a misunderstanding when Ssali was driving a updf vehicle leaving the school premises after picking one of the students in senior three.Preliminary investigations into the matter indicate that Abdul was leaving the school when he met a number of motorcycles and cars at the gate. The road being narrow, this prompted him to squeeze on the side where the deceased had parked,” in part read a statement from police.
According to the police statement there was an altercation after Waligo complained to the driver of being squeezed which attracted a group of riders that also condemned this action.This prompted the UPDF soldier to enter his vehicle where he picked an AK47 rifle shooting at the victim.Waligo died on spot and the driver sped off from the crime scene.
The body of the deceased has been taken to Mulago mortuary for postmortem.Police has recovered motorcycle bajaj boxer UEG721C that belonged to Waligo and with the help of the CCTV cameras,the police has been able to identify the vehicle H4DF 1939.