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Massa faces charges of attempted murder, say police

Former Cranes Captain, Godfrey Massa

POLICE is to considering charges of attempted murder against Uganda’s former Cranes Captain, Godfrey Massa, who missed death by a whisker late Wednesday night after he disobeyed orders from police on a night patrol in Bweyogere, Wakiso district.

According to police, Massa who was in the company of a lady only identified a Josephine Maliza attempted to drive off in terrific speed after 2 officers on a motorcycle intercepted him while parked suspiciously near Mandela National Stadium.

Police had sought to find out who the occupants of a parked Pajero were but however, this seems to have caught the football star off guard prompting him to speed off hence prompting the police shoot in attempt to deflate the car tyres.

Massa is said to have suddenly stopped the car and in the process hit his forehead on the windscreen. Maliza on the other hand is said to have sustained bullet wounds.

The victims rushed to a nearby clinic known as Gwaniro in Bweyogerere where they received treatment.

Emilian Kayima, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson

Emilian Kayima, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson says the football star has already recorded a statement with them and that police will soon sanction a file with charges of attempted murder among them.

“Well, we are still investigating the matter but we are likely to prefer charges of attempted murder and reckless driving against the footballer,” said Kayima in a police statement.

It is not yet clear why police wants to prefer a case of attempted murder against Massa.

Massa is currently on retirement of international football having led the Uganda team to last year’s African Cup of Nations Finals in Gabon 2016 where they were eliminated by Tunisia during group stages.

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