By Mathias Mwanga
Kampala– Police in Kampala are investigating the alleged attack of musician Moses Ssali aka Bebe cool by one of its officers over the weekend.
Through social media, Bebe cool revealed how he survived being shot at on Saturday evening by a man who knocked his car and upon complaining pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.
“This man wanted to shoot me after knocking my car, as a lot is still unveiling, but we managed to disarm him and he was arrested by a police officer. Later taken to Ntinda police station. I was immediately asked by the police officer to go make a statement at the station.” Posted Bebecool
He added, “On arrival at the station, his colleagues had arrived at the station thereby rounding it off and had put the police officers at gun point. They commanded me to vacate the premises and nearly shot at me.I had to run to my car and the driver took off.”
The singer said he had been told that the culprit was taken away from the police station by his mates.
“I have made calls to the responsible persons who are the bosses of this guy and they are in the know. Watch the space as a lot more is to be unveiled here.” Concluded Bebecool.
Addressing press on Monday, Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke confirmed that the singer registered two complaints in relation to the incident and investigations are ongoing to that effect.
“One of the complaints is of an accident where the singer alleges that while he parked his car one of our officers identified as Captain Namara scratched his vehicle and there was a confrontation between him and the officer. He says during the confrontation, the officer tried to pull out his gun. We have also registered a complaint from him of threatening violence.” Said Owoyesigyire
He notes that the accused officer is admitted in one of the hospitals in Kampala after he also alleged that while he was being subdued he was assaulted.
Owoyesigyire says investigations are ongoing in that line as well as on allegations made by the singer that one of police stations in Ntinda was attacked.
“The good thing eye witnesses are there, if our officers come out to claim the same we shall ably inform you.” Owoyesigyire said adding he couldn’t divulge more details since they needed to first hear from all the parties involved.
This is not the first time Bebe Cool is involved in a shooting incident. In 2010, he was shot and injured following a heated urgent with security officers.