Policeman shoots Indian money lender dead in Kampala

Security agencies have cordoned off Parliament Avenue as they try to establish the cause of the shooting.

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Police in Kampala are hunting for one of their own officers who Friday afternoon shot and killed an Indian money lender at Raja Chambers along Parliamentary Avenue, a few meters from the Parliament of Uganda.

The victim has been identified as Uttam Bandari, an employee at TFS Financial Services, a money-lending institution.

The fatal shooting happened at around 1 pm inside the bank when the officer identified as PC Wabwire Ivan developed a misunderstanding before he pulled the trigger on the victim in broad daylight.

“He had taken a loan and had issued with servicing it. Today he came and a misunderstanding developed between him and the deceased. The police officer shot dead the moneylender,” said an eyewitness who preferred anonymity to the story.

Another eyewitness said he heard three bullets being fired at the scene only to see a police officer leaving shortly. “He later jumped on a boda and left,” he said.

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The development comes against the backdrop of shootings that have happened in the previous weeks involving prominent persons.

On May 2nd, the State Minister for Labour, Col (Rtd) Charles Engola was shot dead by his bodyguard who later turned the gun on himself.

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And just last week on Saturday, May 06, popular Ugandan vlogger, Ibrahim Tusubira alias Jjajja Ichuli, aka Isma Olaxxes was shot dead by unknown assailants near his home in Kyanja, a Kampala suburb.

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