Police is said to have shot at a car being driven by former Uganda Cranes captain Geoffrey Massa, injuring a female occupant on the night of Wednesday, July 12, 2017, near Mandela National Stadium Namboole, east of Kampala.
In a statement issued on Thursday, police said that on the night of July 13th, 2017, there was an incident in which police on patrol suspecting a parked vehicle along the high way on the Nambole Fly Over, stopped and wanted to talk to the occupants.
It’s reported that the driver, Geofrey Massa sped off in a rush sending more suspicion. In an attempt to stop them, officers attempted to shoot the tyres of the vehicle and subsequently injured the lady in the vehicle.
He, Geoffrey Massa suddenly stopped, almost hit another motorist and allegedly hit his forehead on the windscreen, injuring himself. He rushed to a nearby clinic called GWATIRO and he has received medical attention.
The woman friend, one JOSEPHINE MALIZA, appropriately 25 years old got a bullet wound and is equally getting treatment at the same facility. She is not dead, not even in critical condition according to reports got from the medical teams handling them.
The police opened a General Enquiry File (GEF) to establish the truth behind the incident. We shall keep all informed accordingly, Emilian Kayma, PRO KMP, 13th July 2017.
The police have now concluded that Geoffrey Massa is to be charged with a case of attempted murder and reckless driving.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Emelian Kayima said after recording a statement from Mr Massa, they are looking at attempted murder of PPC Alfred Gawaya and reckless driving charges.
“The file will soon be taken to the DPP who will advise us,” Mr Kayima said.
PPC Alfred Gawaya is said to have survived with injuries when former Uganda Cranes striker Geoffrey Massa allegedly rammed his Toyota Prado car into the policeman’s motorcycle
Massa is alleged to have knocked Mr Gawaya who tried to stop him as he was getting away.
The incident happened at about 2am, near Mandela National Stadium Namboole, east of Kampala.
The ex-Uganda Cranes captain retired from international football in March, this year.