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Military police officer kills lover, self in Katwe tragedy

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy public relations officer for Kampala Metropolitan Police, disclosed a tragic event involving murder and suicide that unfolded in the Katwe area.

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The incident saw Corporal Collins Andebo, a military police officer associated with Makindye Military Police, take the life of Peroni Atulinda, a civilian support staff at the same institution, before turning the gun on himself.

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According to a February 20 statement issued by Owoyesigyire, the pair, who had been in a relationship and cohabited in Lusaka Zone, Makindye 1, Makindye Division, faced a downturn in their relationship, leading to their eventual separation.

The culmination of their strained relationship reached a tragic point early this morning. "It is alleged that at about 07:00 hours, Corporal Andebo Collins, armed and in civilian clothes, confronted Atulinda Peroni as she was getting on a motorcycle. He shot her, causing severe arm injuries, before shooting himself," Owoyesigyire detailed.

Despite the rapid response from Katwe Police Station and the Military Police, who promptly transported the victims to medical facilities, both Peroni and Collins succumbed to their injuries. Peroni was declared deceased shortly after arriving at Nsambya Hospital, while Collins passed away at Mulago Hospital's casualty ward.

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Owoyesigyire further revealed that the investigation has uncovered a tumultuous five-year relationship between the two, marked by continuous disagreements.

The firearm used in the incident, along with 13 cartridges, was retrieved at the scene, as the police work to piece together the events leading up to this tragic outcome.

"Our officers have been diligent in gathering statements from witnesses, and our investigation is ongoing to fully understand the dynamics of this distressing incident," Owoyesigyire stated, promising that more information would be shared with the public in due course.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police continues its investigation, seeking to provide closure and justice in this devastating case.

This content was created with the help of an AI model and verified by the writer.

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