A police officer has this morning shot himself, on the leg, as the rival ‘Fufa faction’ led by former internationals Dan Walusimbi and George Ssemwogerere stormed Fufa headquarters in Mengo.
According to an official who works at FUFA house, the duo arrived with a small gang and tried to force their way in the premises but were denied access.
The group resorted to using force and during the scuffle; a police officer released a stray bullet and shot himself on the left leg.
Fufa communications manager, Ahmed Hussein confirmed the incident happened but was not in position to identify the injured police man.
They (Walusimbi and group) came but security officers stopped them at the gate before the incident happened. They ran away but again returned after about forty minutes, Hussein said on phone.
The group has been arrested but we could not readily identify the destination as at press time.
Charles Nsambya, the Old Kampala Division Police Commander (DPC), confirmed the incident but said he would give details at a later stage. He identified the injured policeman as Bernard Ibanda.
The demonstrators who were led by Mr Walusimbi and wearing white t-shirts with the ‘Play it, Live it’ slogan vowed not to leave until their grievances were addressed. They claimed FUFA is controlled by corrupt people who already sold FUFA House yet it’s a public entity.
Fufa posted on it’s website that; ”Following the invasion of FUFA House on Wednesday morning by Dan Walusimbi and group, an unfortunate incident happened when a police officer got shot.
We would like to inform the football stakeholders that business is running normally at FUFA House and ready to serve you.
It is Our Game, It is Our Country.”