Police pressured to free guard who shot Gulu DPC

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Fired Gulu DPC ASP Joseph Ayiki

Activists and the public in Gulu town are pressuring Uganda Police Force to release David Oulanya, a security guard accused of shooting former Gulu District Police Commander [DPC].

Activists have been pushing for the release on police bond of Oulanya, a key suspect in last week’s shooting of DPC ASP Joseph Ayiki.

Oulanya has spent a week under detention without being charged.

The Police Professional Standards Unit (PSU) has already instituted investigations against Ayiki, shot at around 3am on November 29th at Taks Center.

The security guard opened fire when the DPC reportedly jumped over the perimeter wall.

Oulanya, a security guard with Expose security services, said in his statement that he opened fire after he saw an unknown person jumping the wall into the premises he was guarding and after started moving around the vehicles that were parked inside.

Ayiki was rushed to Lacor Hospital where he is nursing a burst wound.

Police Spokesperson, Emillian Kayima, told Uganda Radio Network the Police Professional Standards Unit has dispatched a team to Lacor hospital to interrogate Ayiki.

Kayima says the detectives want to establish the reason why the officer was at Taks Center that early morning.

“The investigations are going on well. We had wanted to record a statement from him earlier but he was not well. Now PSU is investigating the matter,” Kayima told URN.