Uganda police officers from the dog section who had gone to track a suspect thief in Hoima were involved in an accident and one officer died on spot.
Former Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, Patrick Onyango, says the accident happened at Kyesiiga East Cell Bujumbura Division Hoima Municipality.
“Two Police Officers of K9 who were travelling from tracking thugs in Kyarushesha Police Post in Kyangwali Sub County,” Onyanga said.
When the driver of M/v Reg No: UAW 750B Toyota Premio lost control possibly due to over speeding & knocked an Electric pole along the road.
The incident occurred Monday 05/06/2017 at around 1600/c hours.
One No. 48327 Cpl Onekalit Francis died on the spot.
One No. 55971 Marura Sam is injured and admitted in Hoima Referral Hospital for treatment.
Last month, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Jamil Sebalu was killed in a motor accident along Northern Bypass.
In March this year, OC Bulenga Police station, ASP Moses Ocitia died following a motor accident along Entebbe road close to Lubowa Police station.