By Watchdog reporter
The National Resistance Movement has released a contradictory account about its Deputy Secretary General, Richard Todwong.
Earlier reports on Sunday morning claimed that Todwong shot himself while trying to shoot bullets in the air to scare a lorry driver who had knocked down a boda boda cyclist.
But according to statement by the party’s Secretary General, Justine Lumumba it is not yet clear whether Todwong shot self or he was shot at by unknown assailants.
“On the evening of Saturday February 18th, 2017 while driving to his country home in Nwoya District, the Deputy Secretary General, Hon Richard Todwong, found a boda-boda cyclist who had just been knocked down by a Tata Lorry Registration No. 307 UDG at Chopelwor Village. The lorry sped off, leaving the injured cyclist by the road side. Unfortunately the boda boda rider passed on,” Statement partly read.
“In his capacity as a leader and responsible citizen, Hon Todwong pursued the truck who in an attempt to escape, endangered other innocent lives by driving recklessly necessitating Hon. Todwong to fire gun shots in the air to dispel by-standers as well as force the driver of the truck to stop, but he continued in defiance till they reached a roadblock mounted along the road by traffic police that the truck was stopped and the driver arrested,” Lumumba stated.
Lumumba further noted that it was while explaining to the police officers at the road block that the officers pointed to Hon Todwong blood stains on his trousers. So, they cannot establish at this moment whether he shot himself or was shot by someone else.
“Hon Todwong was then taken to hospital where it was discovered that the bullet had been shot on his left thigh just above the knee. He was later flown to Kampala for further medical examination. I paid him a visit at IHK earlier today and his life is totally ruled out of danger,” She added.