Police professional Standards Unit (PSU) has arrested a guard Innocent Waromcan who opened rapid fire at the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah’s residence in Muyenga.
In the process the bullets hit the official parliamentary car and Oulanyah’s personal vehicle. At the time of the incident, neither the Deputy Speaker nor any members of his family were at the premises.
The guard, a police constable working under the Counter Terrorism Directorate in the Very Important People Police Unit (VIPPU) told detectives that he placed the gun down and it accidentally went off , an act viewed as rush and negligent.
However, Police has set up a team to investigate circumstances under which the bullets were fired.
According to the Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, the force does not entertain negligence in the use of fire arms and thus the officer will be held responsible.
The Scene of crime officer and the ballistic experts have so far visited the scene and taken samples that will be analyzed and a report sent to the investigating officers.