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Traffic Officer Shot by CMI Corporal In ICU After Losing Leg

Traffic Officer Shot by CMI Corporal In ICU After Losing Leg

Police traffic officer Robert Mukebezi who got shot on Saturday by an army officer is currently admitted in the intensive care unit. The new development came in after he had his leg amputated at UMC Victoria Hospital.

Apparently, a non uniformed Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) officer shot Mukebezi while in duty.

The accused is Corporal Babangida Bashir Mango attached to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) headquarters in Mbuya.

The incident happened after the traffic officer attempted to tow a military vehicle, reg number H4DF 1391.

The vehicle had veered off the road and rammed into a signpost at Kobil petrol station along. Glinda-Kiwatule road.

Initially, reports show that as they towed the vehicle to Kira Police station for further inspection, a military response team arrived in another vehicle.

The army insisted that they tow the vehicle to CMI headquarters in Mbuya which caused commotion.

It is during this scuffle that Babangida allegedly drew out his gun and shot at the towing truck. This consequently injured Mukebezi who sat in the co-driver’s seat.

They took Mukebezi to Milano National referral hospital. Later, they transferred him to UMC Victoria hospital. While here, the medical team concluded that to save his life, they needed to amputate his leg.

The bullets apparently shattered his major artery, an issue that open surgery couldn’t fix, or have less invasive options.

The amputation happened on Tuesday.

Mukebezi’s colleagues in police said the doctors informed them that they had sent the patient to the ICU after his delicate situation.

A close friend to the family said Mukebezi could have kept his leg if he had received immediate medical attention upon reaching Mulago Hospital.

Apparently, when he reached there, he spent over six hours without any medical attention.

“The doctors did not pay much attention to him at casualty until we got information about the incident from his supervisor. By the time we reached the hospital and later transferred him to UMC Victoria hospital, it was too late to save his leg,” the friend who preferred anonymity said.

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