A police officer attached to Kaberamaido Police station has shot and killed his wife domestic fight.
A neighbour who declined to be named told our reporters that she heard Sgt. Moses Wafula shouting “I will kill you, I will kill you” to his wife Agnes Alujo, a 27 year old mother. Shortly after, she heard gunshots.
Ahmed Madrid, Kaberamaido District Police Commander confirmed saying the incident happened today at around 11:14 am at Kaberamaido police Barracks located at Majengo A cell in Kaberamaido town council.
Madrid said Alujo died on her way to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital. He added that the deceased was shot on the upper left arm, chest, stomach and the buttocks. The body is currently at Soroti Municipal Mortuary.
Madrid noted that Wafula is currently detained at Soroti central police station.
The deceased’s father, William Ekwaku described the incident as unfortunate, pointing out that the police officer would have called him and handed over his daughter rather than killing her.
Richard Eyebu, an uncle to the deceased said he met both the suspect and the deceased at 11:00 pm on Sunday and they looked drunk.
This is not the first time a police officer has used a gun to settle a domestic disagreement.
On April 19, 2008, the then Mukono District police commander, ASP James Peter Aurien shot and killed his wife, Christine Apolot while the two had an argument. Shortly after the incident, Aurien fled from home and was never seen for several weeks until he handed himself over to the Central Police Station in Kampala.
Aurien was on November 29, 2010 sentenced to death at Mukono High Court. His sentence was however reduced to 40 years in jail by the Court of Appeal in February this year.