The deceased who was donning black sportswear is reported to have been shot just 20 meters away from Centenary bank Jinja branch around 9:30 pm. A guard from one of the neighbouring bars who spoke on condition of anonymity says that he heard the gunshot.
Police patrol trucks led Amuriat towards Jinja-Iganga-Tirinyi highway where he held mini-meetings in Bugembe and Wairaka affecting the smooth flow of traffic. Police also used teargas as many more people came to cheer Amuriat.
Nsongambi was arrested during a police operation conducted in Bugembe ward to close down all shops dealing in red berets and other military-related materials which are a preserve of the security forces.
31-year-old Ronald Mawa, a guard attached to Hash Security Services Limited was shot dead while his three colleagues Alfred Opio, Edrine Bwiire and Herban Muhanguzi sustained serious injuries and are admitted at Jinja regional referral hospital emergency unit
“We used to have a cordial relationship with the civilians but out of nowhere, a section of youth started accusing us of fostering relationships with their girlfriends and in turn, created cliques of battering us within the trading centres which is really absurd,” he said.
Abbey Ngako, the Kiira region police spokesperson said the youthful gangsters are far more dangerous than they look and he described the exhibits so far recovered from their homes, which include house breaking tools and narcotics.
Nelson Shekanabo, one of the victims says that they identified their attackers through a suspects’ parade at Jinja central police station but they are surprised that they have spent more than two weeks in police cells without appearing in court.
Ngobi who is currently detained at Gadaffi military barracks is accused of impersonating as a chieftaincy of military intelligence-CMI personnel with an aim of defrauding unsuspecting civilians of their money.