UPDF soldier who shot dead boda boda rider at Kawanda SS has been arrested

The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) has arrested a Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldier, Abdul Ssali shot and killed a boda boda rider at the gate of Kawanda secondary school in Wakiso district following a road rage on Friday.

Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson identified the victim as Ronald Waliggo, 38, who was riding a motorcycle registration number, UEG 721C. Upon arrest, Ssali allegedly claimed he shot Waliggo in self-defence because other boda boda riders wanted to lynch him.

According to the territorial Police at Kawempe who are investigating the murder 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. 

This caused an altercation after Waligo complained to the driver of being squeezed off the road -which attracted a big group of riders that also condemned the soldiers ‘s action . 

This prompted the driver to enter his vehicle where he picked an AK47 rifle shooting at the victim. He died instantly and the driver sped off from the crime scene. 

“We have  been able to identify the vehicle with the help of CCTV cameras. The number plate of the said vehicle has been identified by the Police as H4DF 1939. 

The Police was invited at the scene where they noted that the deceased was shot on left shoulder and the bullet came out from the right shoulder something that killed him instantly at the scene his body was conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for Postmortem , we also recovered a motorcycle Bajaj Boxer UEG 721c that belongs to the deceased at the scene of crime ,” a statement released by police reads in part .

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