Police officer knocked dead in Soroti

The driver has been arrested.

Soroti: Police in Soroti central police station are actively investigating the circumstances under which a speeding motorcycle, Reg No. UBQ 016T, Toyata Probox Grey in Color, lost control and knocked one of their own.

The incident happened on Monday, June 10, 2024, at around 0100/c around Soroti-Moroto Highway, besides Soroti Flying School, and the victim was identified as D/AIP Paul Okwakoro, who has been a regional SOCO.

DTO Asp Habyara Justus, in the press briefing this morning, said the preliminary findings indicate that Diseased was walking from Kamswahiri Trading Centre, going back to Akisim Barracks.

When he reached Soroti Flying School, the above-mentioned suspected driver, who was driving UBQ 016 T,. A probox lost control, knocked him, and died on spot.

“The team of police officers visited the scene, and we managed to arrest the driver, identified as Ivan Magona, 32 years old, a resident of Kamswahiri in Soroti, and put him in our police custody,”  said Mr. Habyara.

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