Budaka District, Uganda – February 26, 2024
A heart-wrenching incident unfolded in Budaka District when a father accidentally ran over his 5-year-old son while learning to drive his newly acquired truck. The tragic episode occurred in the parking yard at Amuza Wakwamulya’s residence in Bwikomba village, Nangeye parish, Naboa Town Council. The Budaka Police are currently on the lookout for Wakwamulya, who fled the scene immediately after the accident.
The victim, identified as Muhammad Lisuguli, was playing near the Hino truck with registration number UBP 001R, unaware of his father’s attempt to reverse the vehicle. Eyewitnesses, who chose to remain anonymous, revealed that Wakwamulya had tried to shoo away three children playing near the truck but was unaware of his son’s presence behind the vehicle.
According to police spokesperson SP Samuel Semewo, the tragic incident resulted in Lisuguli’s immediate death from the impact. His lifeless body was swiftly transported to Budaka Health Center IV for a post-mortem examination, following which it was released to the grieving family for burial.
The Hino truck involved in the accident has been towed to the police yard for a thorough inspection as part of the ongoing investigation. Authorities aim to determine if any mechanical issues contributed to the tragedy.
Wakwamulya, the suspect and father of the deceased, remains at large, prompting an active search by law enforcement. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance remain unclear, leaving the community in shock and disbelief over the heartbreaking turn of events.
It is uncertain whether Wakwamulya will face charges upon apprehension, and authorities are urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward. The tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of caution and awareness during everyday activities, especially when children are present.