Police hunt for cop who shot dead Indian money lender

Kampala – Police at Central Police Station are hunting for their officer who allegedly shot dead an Indian national at Raja Chambers along Parliamentary Avenue on Friday.

It’s alleged that on Friday at around 12:30 pm at Raja Chambers along Parliamentary Avenue, one Uttam Bhandari the Director of TFS Financial Services was shot dead by a police officer identified as No.67029 PC Ivan Wabwire

Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson says a team of Police officers led by KMP Commander SCP Steven Tanui responded to the scene.

“The scene was cordoned off and documented. Relevant statements were recorded from key witnesses and some of the workers of TFS financial services,” said Onyango in a statement on Friday afternoon.

He says the body of the deceased was conveyed to Mulago City Mortuary.

Onyango notes that the deceased was shot using an AK47.

The policeman is said to have acquired a loan with TFS financial services in 2020.

“The suspect had come to the victim to get a quotation to take to an unidentified bank so that the bank buys off the loan as alleged. After the shooting, he jumped on a boda and rushed to CPS KLA where he abandoned the killer gun,” says Onyango

He says efforts are being made to have the suspect arrested for further inquiries.

Onyango has condemned the act of using guns to solve problems urging security personnel to use peaceful means to manage conflict.

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