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Police launches manhunt for traffic cop killer 

Police launches manhunt for traffic cop killer 
Photo: Unknown 2020-05-26T11:24:35Z

The Police are searching for a driver who knocked a traffic policeman on Sunday along Jinja Road.


The officer identified as Police Constable Innocent Ayesigye who was knocked from behind by a Toyota Rav4 UAS 597U while he was riding a police motorcycle at Namanve.


The officer was immediately rushed to Mulago hospital in critical condition and later transferred to Rubaga hospital where he died on Tuesday morning.


According to Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Ayesigye succumbed to the wounds.


"Our Traffic Officer Ayesigye Innocent who was knocked by motor vehicle registration number UAS 597U RAV4 has passed on at Rubaga Hospital this morning. We are still looking for the driver of car number UAS 597U," police announced on social media.


On Monday, Luke Owoyesigyire the deputy police spokesperson for Kampala metropolitan area said that Ayesigye was knocked at around 7 pm by the RAV4 which made him stagger into another speeding vehicle a Toyota Ford.


The officer was attached to Seeta Police Station and at the time of the accident and was riding a police motorcycle UP 2164 Jiansey white in color.


The Ford driver has since been identified as Robert Ntambi is a resident of Bweyogere division, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District.
The Rav4 driver which was white fled after the accident scene and it has been blacklisted.


Meanwhile, Police took the Ford vehicle UBG 896E to Bweyogerere police station where it was inspected by Inspector of Vehicles from Kira Division.

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