Assistant Superintendent of police Rwego Muhoozi is dead.

Detective ASP Rwego who has been the Flying Squad commander for Buikwe district died today in a road accident along Katosi road.

According to police spokesperson Emilian Kayima,Rwego, together with other colleagues were running after thugs before getting involved in the accident that claimed his life.

“They were chasing after suspected criminals and got involved in the accident at Ntenjeru,Mukono along the Katosi road,”Kayima said in a statement.

The police mouthpiece said other police officers with whom the Flying Squad commander was travelling in the vehicle sustained injuries before being rushed to various hospitals for treatment .

He added that the deceased’s body was taken to the city mortuary for postmortem.

The ill feted vehicle thereafter hit the tree killing the commander on spot and critically injured four others.

“It’s true our officers attached to Mukono Flying Squad Unit who were going for an operation got involved in an accident at Ntengero along Katosi road. One died and four others were injured.

Owoyesigire said the injured were rushed to Nsambya hospital for further management.

Muhoozi becomes the 3rd senior police officer to die in a spate of about two weeks following with the death of SSP Caleb Mwesigye the former Commander Airport security and ASP Asiimwe the DPC Kiruhura district.