PHOTO: Broad Day Gunned down; Armed officer kills Indian Business Man
“The client who is also a police officer called PC Ivan Wabwire first came yesterday (Thursday) and met the director of TFS financial services to verify how much he owed the company,” Mr Onyango said.
The police officer has reportedly been servicing two loans since 2020.The first loan was coded (deducted directly from his salary) while the second one was not.
“He could just come and pay whenever he got the money for the second loan. They calculated and told him he owed the company Shs2, 130,000. Yesterday, he said the bank where they are paying his salary from wanted the calculations so that they can offset all the loan and see how they could progress with him. He had returned today (Thursday) for further verification," Mr Onyango explained.
When he was told the amount, he got incensed and reportedly started arguing, dismissing the figure claiming that it was inflated.
"One of the workers who was inside said the officer first shot at the CCTV cameras inside the office. Everybody who was inside took off. We still don't know what happened thereafter. We have called our CCTV team to come and retrieve the footage and analyse to see what happened," Mr Onyango said.
After the shooting, PC Wabwire who is currently on the run jumped on a boda boda bike and rushed to Central Police Station in Kampala where he abandoned the killer gun, an AK47.
However, police said he will be tracked and arrested.
"Uganda is very small when you have committed a crime. He will be got at any time. It's very unfortunate that an officer of that caliber would resort to shooting instead of resolving the matter amicably,” the police publicist added.
Bhandari’s body was conveyed to Mulago city mortuary as investigations continue.
Bhandari’s shooting comes just days after State Miniser for Labour Col (rtd) Charles Okello Engola was shot by his bodyguard, Pte Wilson Sabiiti at his home in Kyanja, a Kampala suburb on May 2, 2023. Pte Sabiiti committed suicide after the shooting.