Chaos erupted at Paidha central police station in Zombo District when a dozen youths stormed the station to forcefully grab a suspect from a cell on Tuesday, 11 June 2024.

During the fracas, one identified as Derick was shot at the scene as he attempted to grab a police officer’s gun forcing him to fire two bullets and one injuring the youth’s leg. 

The injured was immediately rushed to Goli Health IV and later referred to Nebbi General Hospital for further management police say.

The Zombo District Police Commander Superintendent of Police Nelson Nahabwe confirmed the incident adding that the officers shot the attacker in self-defense as a group of rowdy blockers attempted to grab one suspect from the cell at around 4:00 PM.

He said the victim also kicked the police officers in an attempt to aid the escape of the suspect identified as Orom Innocent who was in a handcuff. 

“Yesterday we had an incident of shooting in self-defense,” Nahabwe explained. 

The case is registered under SD REF:38/11/06/2024 at Paidha central police station. 

Orom was earlier arrested over allegedly assaulting a Congolese driver who reported the case to Paidha Police, thus prompting the charged youths to attack the station in an attempt to free the suspect Orom, the DPC revealed in an interview.

But the police managed to re-arrest Orom and locked him up in the cell.

Meanwhile Robert Jakony, the 2021 National resistant movement flag bearer for Paidha Town Council who doubles as the Chairperson Paidha Black Angels football club was equally arrested on allegation of inciting the rowdy youth. 

By press time he was behind bars at Paidha central police station. 

The LC III chairman Paidha Town Council Innocent Geofrey Onega condemned the youth’s behavior of attacking the police station urging them to desist from lawless acts. 

He appealed to the youths to always involve the leaders in case they are dissatisfied with security emforcement, so that the matter can be resolved in harmony. 


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