KOLOLO – Alseyed Ali Abdul Jabar, a controversial businessman who shot accidentally shot dead by his in-law on Saturday, was laid to rest on Sunday, October 20, in a low-key ceremony at Kololo cemetery adjacent to Jinja Road Police quarters.
Among the people who saw him off was the Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo, family members and close friends.
Jabar was accidentally shot dead by his sister-in-law using his own gun. The incident happened at 10:30 am when Jabar, 36, a resident of Najjera, came to Kampala Independent Hospital in Ntinda to visit his wife Fatuma Jabar, who had given birth by C-section.
Jabar was holding a pistol when he came for the visit and on seeing it, his sister Zaina Karama asked to hold it and have a closer look.
“The deceased was holding a pistol No. UG IND BONK 444 03175. Glock pistol. While at the waiting VIP seats in Room2, Zaina Kamara was playing with the pistol of Ali Abdu Jabar,” a statement from Police reads in part.
Zaina is said to have repeatedly tried to mock shoot without pressing the trigger and her excitement moved her brother to ask back the gun.
However, she was not yet done with admiring the revolver, prompting the brother to withdraw the magazines from the gun and hand it back over- in case she went for the trigger unknowingly.
Alas, little did he know he had left a bullet in the chamber.
“Ali cautioned her (Zaina) not to play with the pistol and he removed the magazine from the pistol. Little did he know that there was a bullet in the chamber,” a police statement reads.
Zaina took the gesture by her brother as an all safe game, and it was time for her now to move to the real practice of aiming and shooting, was there a target? Yes, her brother.
With mind that the gun was empty and the trigger would only go as far as releasing air, Zaina aimed at her brother and pulled trigger, releasing the only bullet in the gun through his chest.
“The bullet stuck inside him,” a police report reveals.
“He was rushed to theatre and pronounced dead on arrival,” the report adds.
Jabar came to the limelight a few months back when a phone camera footage circulated on social media showed him whipping a girl in the Middle East.
In a video, he was seen battering Barbara Naluwooza, who is demanding a refund of her money in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
According to a story published by Daily Monitor in February 2019, Jabar, who was based in Dubai, posed as a hiring agent for a security firm in 2016. He allegedly conned about 30 girls of their funds