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Valentine’s Day: UPDF officer arrested for shooting reveler in a bar brawl

By Simon Komakech

An army officer has been arrested over a shooting that happened at Arogo village, Kal Parish, Maiopei Town Councilin Lamwo district.

The suspect, identified as No. RA 27105 Pt. Ronald Odera attached to Banabana Army Barracks was arrested after he shot a reveler named Emmanuel Kica after a misunderstanding in a bar.

According to sources, Kica has reportedly assaulted one of the army of officers at a disco.

He was arrested and on their way while being taken to Madiopei Police Station, he allegedly tried to run away, prompting the shooting.

Kica was then abandoned in a nearby bush for dead. However, he was bumped into by members of the same community who helped in evacuating him to Kitgum hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

According to Regional Police Spokesperson David Ongom, the officer has been arrested Vide Sd Ref 02/15/02/2022 to help in investigations on charges of attempted murder.

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