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Blame the guard not entire private security sector – Police speaks out on Ainebyona murder

Luke Owoyesigyire, Deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigire has on Wednesday, July 10 encouraged the public not to judge the entire private security sector.

He was speaking on one of the local televisions about the murder of Arnold Ainebyona Mugisha the owner of Hickory bar and restaurant in Kololo who was shot by a private security guard.

The gruesome crime occurred on July 09 at Quality supermarket in Namugongo.

“We’ve had such occurrences before but I wouldn’t want to judge the whole institution of Private Security. They have their shortfalls, maybe they need more training. We have to focus this on the individual who did it as opposed to blaming the whole institution,” ASP Owoyesigire revealed.

He added that before the end of yesterday, police had got a statement from one of the people who had moved with the deceased

“We now have occurrences from both sides. All this is evidence we shall use when the security guard gets better. He’s currently in Mulago Hospital getting treatment. If the courts see it fit that he is guilty of murder, he’ll be held accountable,” Owoyesigire said.

ASP Owoyesigire further noted that, “It’s not that the CCTV cameras at Quality Shopping Village in Naalya weren’t recording, they were on but not focused. The exchange happened inside the supermarket parking lot.”

The shooting occurred at around 10: 30 am when Mr Ainebyona came with his two friends at the supermarket to shop, after which, he reversed the car and accidentally drove on the foot of another security guard who was identified as Mr. Amwaze Babu.

This led to an exchange of words between the two guards and the three customers in the parking lot which prompted another security guard to shoot at the deceased.

The culprit was identified as Moses Angoria. Onlookers said the culprit hurriedly rushed to the centry box during the verbal exchange, picked his SAR gun and shot Ainebyona through the mouth.

“The killer’s gun has been recovered. The suspect has been admitted to Mulago for first-aid and the deceased’s body was taken to Mulago hospital mortuary for post-mortem,” read the police statement in part.

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