Kira Road Police Station has rescued a five-year old child, who was about to be cut by the father using a machete over unknown reasons.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan police deputy spokesperson, during the rescue, one of their officers discharged a bullet to disable the father, Suleiman Male, 28, but it fatally injured him dying instantly.
The incident happened on Saturday 17th October 2020 at around 11am at Kyebando, a Kampala suburb.
It is alleged Male, a resident of Kisaasi and a crafts man, picked his only child Isamu Male, 5, from their home to Kisalosalo Kyebando.
“Upon reaching Kyebando, he forcefully gained access to the house of a friend Ismail Ssesanga while weilding a machete. All occupants in Sesanga’s house fled to the nearby police station, where they reported the case.” Said Owoyesigyire
He said the security officers found when Male had locked himself in one room and all peaceful efforts to demand him open the door and release the child failed. The officers forcefully gained access into the room he had locked himself in.
It is alleged that Male was found holding the child head down with one hand and another hand raised up with a machete ready to cut.
“The officers asked him to drop the machete, the order he declined to heed to. He went on to swing the weapon which put the life of the child in danger prompting on of the security personnel to shoot him and he dropped the child.” explained Owoyesigyire
He said the suspect died at the scene and his body has been conveyed to City Mortuary Mulago for a post mortem.
The child has been taken to police for care as investigations continue.
“In accordance to the police standards, we have opened up inquiries into the shooting and the intention of Male. Statements from the locals at scene and his relatives have been taken.” noted Owoyesigyire
He said more details into the investigations are ongoing.