MUKONO, UGANDA: Fresh details have emerged on Nagayi Natasha, the student at Uganda Christian University (UCU) who was yesterday (Saturday) shot by a police officer in Mukono in a case of being mistaken as a suspected thief trying to break into his house.
Natasha, 21, was shot and injured by ASP Dismas Tebangole the Mukono district Counter Terrorism Unit Commander as she tried to open the officer’s house which she mistook to be that of her boyfriend identified as Bandishe Ashraf.
The incident occurred at around 4 am in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Nabuti village, Mukono Central Division n Mukono district.
Now the latest coming in from Mukono indicate that the victim (Natasha) was visiting Ashraf for the first and thus the confusion she got in being directed by her boyfriend on which house she was supposed to open after the Friday night outing.
Bandishe speaking to this website said Natasha opted not to return to her usual residence at University Hall (UCU) since it was late in the night and thus asked to spend the rest of the hours at his place, then leave in the morning.
“Yesterday was her first time staying outside for long. She resides in a university hall which is closed by midnight so she requested my house keys to go and rest since I was still drinking. I directed her and the boda boda guy to the purple apartments but they went to a wrong place,” said Bandishe in a brief interview with this publication.
Ms Nagayi is now fighting for her life at Kawolo Hospital in Mukono while the CTU commander Dismas Tebangole is under custody at Mukono Central Police after admitting to having shot at the student in mistaken identity.
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