Several cops were reportedly injured after a deadly crash with locals in Samia Busia.
According to a police report OB, no xx/7/10/2021 at 1630 hrs .
It was reported by copral Charles Bwire Ocpp Bukiri police patrol base that a man, Edward Wandera of Bwiri Location had reported a complaint that one Eliud Opandee (now deceased) had Obtained money by false pretence amounting to kshs 50000/=.
Consequently the said Eliud Opandee was then summoned to appear before Bukiri police patrol base,.
However yesterday at around 10:00 a.m he appeared at the Patrol base and started talking to the complainant all over a sudden he escaped from the post,.
A wild chase was made and he was recaptured in a maize plantation, angry members of the public then started beating him alleging that he is an habitual obtainer within Bukiri area.
Police officers managed to rescue him and escorted him back to the police post where upon arrival, he suddenly collapsed and became unconscious He was attended to by a Clinical officer from Port Victoria clinic within Bukiri market but passed away.
Members of his family raised an alarm which attracted members of the public who became riotous and prevented police officers from removing the body from the scene which occassioned reinforcement of more police officers from Samia Sub-County,Bunyala Sub County,Butula Sub-county ,Busia Sub-County, Cipu Samia Sub-county and DCI officers from Butula Sub-county.
The Busia County Deputy police commander later joined the team and addressed the members of the public but they gave a deaf ear and continued being riotious.In the process the following police officers were injured
(1) Ip Edward Nambwira Wanyama was injured on both legs and pelvic.
(2) Cpl Charles Bwire was injured on the mouth and head
(3)Pc kipngetich Bonface was injured on the head
(4)PC Antony Kiburu was injured on the mouth (5)Pc Martin simiyu was injured on the head,ribs and the left leg
(6)Pc Mathew Ojok was injured on the chest and right leg
(7) PC Peter Anyona of Funyula police station was injured on the right hand thumb
(8)PC meshack Ekonya was injured on the left knee.
Ammunition was expended as follows _(1) Pc Peter wekesa spend one round.
(2)PC Joseph Rotich spend one round
.( 3) PC Peter Anyona spend 12 rounds.
. The houses of police officers from Bukiri police patrol base were looted by the members of public before the arrival of reinforcement.
Eventually the body was removed from the scene to Busia referral hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem to ascertain the cause of death.
Progress report to follow.Investigations have already been launched into the incident.
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