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Security Guard Arrested Over Shooting Student Dead in Gulu :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Security Guard Arrested Over Shooting Student Dead in Gulu

Patrick Oola Lumumba, the Bardege-Layibi Division Mayor who visited the crime scene Sunday evening told URN that the deceased along with other unidentified accomplices had been drinking when they illegally accessed the petrol station.

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The Gulu West Policing Division has arrested a 28-year-old security guard over allegations of shooting a student dead. Police identified the deceased as 18-year-old Deo Ogen, a student of Omoro Ber Vocational School in Pece-Laroo Division in Gulu City.

Ogen was reportedly shot dead at around 4:42 Am Sunday by Solomon Oyuru, a security guard working with Exposs Security Ltd and deployed at GASCO Fuel station in Bardege-Layibi Division in Gulu City.  The Aswa West River Region Police Spokesperson, David Ongom Mudong noted that preliminary reports indicate the deceased along with four other people allegedly accessed the fuel station with a matchbox on the fateful morning.

According to Mudong, the security guard in response fired a single shot from his gun that hit Ogen on his head killing him instantly. He noted that Police detectives responded to the crime scene and recovered a gun with registration PSO 564210980-15675 used by the suspect and loaded with 04 rounds of ammunition, and 1 used cartridge. The police also recovered 02 matchboxes, and a plastic water bottle containing waragi according to Mudong.

 “Much as the law warrants no one to take the life of another, we call for calm as an investigation is being exhausted to ascertain whether the shooting that claimed the life of the now deceased was reasonable enough,” said Mudong. Patrick Oola Lumumba, the Bardege-Layibi Division Mayor who visited the crime scene Sunday evening told URN that the deceased along with other unidentified accomplices had been drinking when they illegally accessed the petrol station.

According to Lumumba, the youth after gaining access to the premises threatened to burn down the Fuel station with a matchbox forcing the security guard to shoot the deceased without warning.

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 Lumumba however noted that while the security guard took charge of protecting the premises, he ought to have fired a warning shot to scare away the youth.

//Cue in: “Askari ni omito…

Cue out:…kwo pe orweny.”//

According to Police, the deceased body was transported to Gulu Regional Referral Morgue for postmortem while the suspect is being detained as Police investigate the incident.

In March 2021, two students at St. Joseph’s College Layibi in Gulu City were shot dead and another injured by a guard a security guard working with Exposs Security Ltd. The victims were reportedly shot while attempting to access Bright Valley Girls Primary and Secondary School.

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