Police Officer Shoots Wife Dead in Kampala

The late Cpl Atino Jennifer. Photo/Courtesy

Kampala, Uganda | The Black Examiner – At the Jinja Road Police barracks today, AIP Ogwang, an officer attached to the Counter Terrorism police, has been arrested on allegations of murder by shooting. The victim of this horrifying event was his own wife, Cpl Atino Jennifer, who served in the Very Important Person Protection Unit of the Police (VIPPU).

The incident occurred on September 5, 2023, at approximately 5:15 PM. AIP Ogwang reportedly used a firearm, the specific identification number of which is yet to be determined, to fatally shoot his wife at Jinja Road Police barracks where the couple had been residing.

The motive behind this shooting remains unclear at this time, as investigators are diligently working to establish the cause. AIP Ogwang, the sole suspect in this case, is currently in custody at the Jinja Road Police Division, awaiting further interrogation and legal proceedings.


This information has been shared by SSP Patrick Onyango, the Public Relations Officer of the Kampala Metropolitan Police (PRO KMP).

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