Kampala- Katwe police are investigating the double murder of Moses Mubangizi, a Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) officer and a private security guard Huron Otim on Saturday.
In a brief statement, Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, says that Otim and Mubangizi picked up a quarrel in a bar at around 11 pm.
He says this prompted Otim to go back to his beat to retrieve his gun.
“Mubangizi fought with Otim and disarmed him, giving the gun to another security guard, Wana Simon. Otim then attacked Wana, took the gun back and returned to the bar where he shot and killed Mubangizi,” says Owoyesigyire adding that the mob then descended on Otim and assaulted him to death.
According to Owoyesigyire, the police responded to the scene and recovered one gun and one bullet, but the magazine is missing.
“The bodies were taken to KCCA city mortuary for postmortem, and Wana has been arrested and is being held at Katwe police division for further investigations,” notes Owoyesigyire
He urged the public to inform the police promptly of any incidents involving private security guards.