LDU Trainee shot dead

LDU Trainee shot dead
Photo: Unknown 2019-10-17T15:30:26Z

Police in Kasese have shot and killed a Local Defense Unit (LDU) trainee. 

The deceased is Charles Olweny who has been undergoing training at Hima Military Training School. He was shot on Wednesday at Nyakachindo cell of Rugendabara Town Council.

According to Masumbuku Tsongo the UPDF 309 Brigade Spokesperson, Olweny who hails from Pader District was undergoing final drills of his four-month military training but escaped from the barracks with a gun and went into the community.

Members of the community suspected him to be a thief and alerted the police who attempted to arrest him but the deceased fought back resulting in an exchange of fire which saw him sustain serious injuries.

Olweny died on his way to Kilembe hospital.

Rwenzori East Regional Police Spokesperson Vincent Twesige was not readily available for a comment as was in a meeting.

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