UPDF Lt Col Juma Seiko shoots 3, detained

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Lt Col Juma Seiko

UPDF senior officer Lt Col Juma Seiko is currently detained at Kawempe Police Station.

He is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot and injured three people along Mambure Road.

Daily Monitor reported that Lt Col Seiko caused an accident at around 1:15pm and when the two drivers came out to ascertain the situation, a fight ensued.

Shots were fired from a gun belonging to Col Seiko and three people were injured.

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The victims were rushed to Mulago national referral hospital.

Lt Col Juma Seiko reported himself to Kawempe Police station where he is currently detained on charges of attempted murder of three people.

“Investigations into the matter still ongoing,” Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire said on Sunday.

The victims have been identified as Ali Juuko, a 45-year-old resident of Komamboga-Mpererwe, Kasirye Zimula, a 35-year-old resident of Kazo-Angola and Joseph Lule, a 25-year-old resident of Mpererwe.

This comes just months after the High Court in Kampala sentenced Juma Seiko’s bodyguard to 35 years in prison for murder and attempted murder in 2016.

Alex Cherotich, an ex-soldier was convicted and sentenced to Luzira Prison in September 2019.

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