ASP Joseph Ayiki, the acting Gulu District Police Commander has been removed from office following the Wednesday incident at TAKS centre that left him hospitalized.
Ayiki was shot by an EXPOSS security guard at TAKS centre following an exchange with the DPC who reportedly went to the daytime recreational centre late when it was already closed. Ayiki’s intentions to go to TAKS centre at 3am is yet to be established.
Meanwhile as investigations into the matter commence, the Police Profesional Standard Unit(PSU) of Aswa Region have replaced Ayiki. PSU is charged with checking the conduct of police officers.
URN reports that on Thursday afternoon, the PSU convened an emergency meeting chaired by Detective Superintendent of Police Osteen Wilber Wanyama, who is acting as Regional Police Commander for Aswa River Region, to review circumstances that led to the 3 a.m. incident.
The meeting took place at Professional Standard Unit branch at Aswa River Region police headquarters in Gulu district.
The meeting decided that ASP John Bosco Nyangkol; the OC in charge of operations at Gulu Central Police Station assumes the office of the DPC with immediate effect while AIP Peter Susu was assigned the office of OC Operations. Inspector of Police Moses Ogwang replaces ASP Nyangkol as acting OC Station.
ASP still remain in hospital as David Olanya, the security guard who fired the shot remain in police custody.