“Newly appointed Uganda police spokesman hits News reporter with a caterpult for asking irrelevant question,” the caption reads.
Press conference on illegally imported catapults
A Google reverse image search reveals that the photo is almost a year old.
Its caption reads: “Fred Enanga showing how some of the recovered catapults are being used.”
The photo is also in a press statement on the Uganda Police Force website, dated 12 April 2021.
The claim is false.
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