KASANDA – Police have arrested three suspects in the shooting of a local artiste, Gereson Wabuyi, better known by his stage name Gravity Omutujju, in Bukuya, Kasanda District.
The Wamala region Police spokesperson, Nobert Ochom, confirmed the arrest of Amos Muhebwa, a private security guard attached to the 1980 Kabalega War Veterans Association security group.
Ochom did not reveal the identities of the two other suspects, but he said they are under interrogation.
According to Ochom, the incident happened at LK Petrol Station in Bukuya sub-county, Kasanda District at 9:45 pm on Wednesday, February 20.
Ochom said the singer was heading to Lwebitute Trading Centre for a music show and made a stop-over at the fuel station.
“As the singer waited, he later engaged in an argument with the guards, who responded by shooting at him (singer) and his crew,” said Ochom.
In his statement to Police, Jim James Mwanje, a DJ and a member of the artiste’s crew, says after having supper at one of the restaurants in Bukuya Town, they decided to fuel their vehicle and made a stopover at LK Fuel station. The group was waiting to be led to Lwebitute Trading Centre where they were scheduled to perform.
“As they fueled the car, gravity was communicating to Ssendagire, the host of the concert. After fueling we asked the guard to allow us to park at the station as we wait for our guide,” he said.
He says although the guard had allowed them to park their vehicle at the pump fuel station, they developed a misunderstanding later prompting him to draw out his firearm and shoot at them.
Ochom added that Gravity Omutujju sustained injuries around the stomach. He was rushed to Blue Star Clinic in Bukuya for first aid while in stable condition. The medics at the clinic referred him to Mityana Hospital.
Singer out of danger
Mityana Municipality legislator Francis Zaake has visited the singer at Rubaga Hospital in Kampala where Omutujju is currently admitted.
Zaake, who on Thursday, February 21 visited the artiste at the hospital, said: “He has just been retrieved from a theatre and a medical report shows no major internal injuries.”
Zaake said he sent an ambulance that transferred the rapper from Blue Star Clinic in Bukuya to Rubaga Hospital in Kampala.
“He is now in stable condition after he had surgery this morning at Rubaga Hospital where he is admitted,” the MP said.