By Watchdog reporter
The NRM Deputy Secretary General, Richard Todwong has finally spoken out ever since his shooting on Saturday last week.
Todwong who is discharged from Hospital, says the journey to his current stage has been long and stressful since it was coupled with a lot of unnecessary media speculations.
Todwong states that there’s nothing serious to worry about because what he has gone through can easily happen to anyone adding that he is totally out of danger and in a few days he will be back to work.
“Friends, am writing to thank all of you for the prayers and to say i have been discharged from the Hospital. The journey to this stage was long and stressful coupled with a lot of unnecessary media speculations. There is nothing serious to worry about because what i have gone through can easily happen to anyone. Am totally out of danger and in a few days i shall be back to work. God bless you all,” Todwong posted on his social media.
On the evening of Saturday February 18th, 2017 while driving to his country home in Nwoya District, the 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.
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.
It was while explaining to the police officers at the road block that the officers pointed to Hon Todwong blood stains on his trousers.
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.
According to NRM Secretary General, Justine Lumumba, they cannot establish whether Todwong was shot or he shot himself.