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Guard Shoots Suspected Robber Dead

The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Oweyesigyire, says the incident happened in the wee hours of this morning when the guard who was on patrol with his colleagues heard someone breaking into the house of one of their clients only identified as Paul.
26 Feb 2020 12:51
A guard attached to Radatex security has shot dead a suspected thug at Nsawo Estate in Namugongo division in Kira Municipality of Wakiso district.  The deceased has been identified as Ezra Tushabe, a resident of Kawempe division in Kampala.

 

The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Oweyesigyire, says the incident happened in the wee hours of this morning when the guard who was on patrol with his colleagues heard someone breaking into the house of one of their clients only identified as Paul. 

According to Oweyesigyire, the guards moved closer and saw three men dressed in dark coats. They took off immediately they saw the guards approaching. This prompted one of the guards identified as Denis Okiror to shoot in the air to stop the thugs in vain. As result, Okiror aimed at the thugs and shot Tushabe killing him.

He says the Officer in Charge Namugongo Police Station, Ephraim Maka was notified about the incident and dispatched a team of detectives to the scene. The officers also recovered the deceased’s body and conveyed it to Mulago Hospital mortuary for postmortem.

According to Oweyesigyire, police recovered breaking implements, a phone and wallet and car keys from the scene. Police also found the front door of Paul broken although nothing was taken. He says police recovered a receipt of Kigumba Butto fuel station parking with serial number 501 indicating motor vehicle UAM 156K, which is suspected to have been used by the thugs.  

However, police says the number plate on the receipt was fake because of the actual number plate of the vehicle found at the scene is UAM 176K. The vehicle was towed by police. Oweyesigyire says they are utilising the phone recovered from the scene as first line of investigations to bring the other suspects to book.