UPDF Officer Shoots Woman Dead, Commits Suicide

A Uganda People’s Defense Force – UPDF soldier attached to NARO army detach in Akokoro sub-county in Apac district has shot dead a 20-year-old woman before taking his own life.

The soldier is 45-year-old Samuel Ojara, while his victim is Sharon Akello.

Ojara reportedly followed Akello to the shared bath shelter within the barracks on Monday night and shot her at a close range before shooting himself.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Police Spokesperson says that police visited the scene where they recovered a firearm, two cartridges and one bullet.

Police picked the deceased’s bodies and delivered them to Apac general hospital pending postmortem.

According to Okema, investigations into the matter are ongoing.

Police have opened a case of murder and suicide at Apac Central Police Station under CRB 436/2021