Retired Uganda Cranes captain Geofrey Massa survived live bullets after policemen shot at his car, Toyota Land Cruiser registration number UAY 627B on the wee hours of Thursday morning. Unfortunately, one of the occupants in the vehicle, Josephine Maliza (works at Blue Point bar in Kireka) sustained bullet wounds and has since been treated at a Kireka based clinic, only identified as Gwatiro.
Massa was driving along the Namboole fly over from Kireka zone. The nasty incident happened minutes after 1 a.m when Massa was retiring home. Eye witnesses narrate that Massa sped off after he suspected foul play when a blue primo car was following him. However, according to a police statement released on Thursday morning, officers on a police patrol suspected a parked vehicle along the high way on the Namboole Fly Over.
They stopped and wanted to talk to the occupants. It is reported that the driver,(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. Maliza, identified as a friend to Massa also recieved first aid treatment at the same medical facility.
“The police have opened a General Enquiry File (GEF) to establish the truth behind the incident,” Kampala Metropolitan Police Public Relations Officer, Emilian Kayma said. Efforts to talk to Massa have been futile as his known official telephone contacts were not available. Massa was due to fly out of the country on Saturday for professional football in Cyprus. At the moment, Massa’s car has been towed to Kireka Police station.
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