Two police officers hunted over Mityana shootings

Police have ordered for the arrest of two officers accused of shooting dead football fans in Mityana Municipality last year.

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says that communication has been sent out to all police stations to arrest on sight constables Morris Cheptai and Moshi Kefa who are accused of killing Samuel Ssekiziyivu a resident of Myanzi in Kasanda District and Lawrence Jjingo.

The two were killed by police officers dispersing protests against the incarceration of Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake.

Zaake had been maimed and detained by security forces after Arua Municipality by election fracas where Kassiano Wadri emerged winner. The position had fallen vacant following the shooting dead of MP Col Ibrahim Abiriga.

Enanga said a search for the two police officers has been on since August last year but their whereabouts are unknown.

Police said several intelligence agents have been deployed in their home areas with hope that they will be arrested but in vain.

Police took a decision and issued communication to all commanders of different Police Booths, posts, Police stations, Police Divisions and Police Districts to arrest the duo on sight.

“We followed up to their places of origin. We have hope through our internal mechanisms we shall have them brought to book,” Enanga said.

Apart from Ssekiziyivu and Jjingo who died, three other people survived with bullet injuries.

They include Jalia Nakiryowa, Derrick Ssengooba, Reagan Muwonge and David Asiimwe.

Mande Agaba, the Police Homicide Commander has reportedly completed their files and they would be charged in criminal court once they are arrested.