Crime & Investigation

Gun Missing As Guard Is Shot Dead


ambulance geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Attached to Security Plus Company, sickness Peter Lusonyi had Tuesday been deployed to guard road construction firm, look RCC’s equipment at Katende in Mpigi District along Masaka-Kampala highway.

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Kampala Metropolitan Police publicist, Ibin Ssenkumbi told Chimpreports that around 6:00am, assailants raided the area before opening fire on Lusonyi.

“He died instantly. The attackers quickly picked his gun before fleeing the scene,” said Ssenkumbi.

This is the fourth attack in less than two weeks that has seen three guards killed and their weapons robbed.

On August 26, Police officer, Charles Byarugaba was killed as he walked to his duty station at Mulago Referral Hospital Police post.

The cop’s gun and rounds of ammunition were taken by the gunmen.

A few days earlier, a Police officer identified as Tony Omara had been shot along Wampewo Avenue in Kampala.

According to the CPS District Police Commander (DPC), James Ruhweza, the gunmen struck two bullets in Omara’s head before taking off with his gun on a motorcycle.

Unlike in the past when guards would be killed during robbery missions, this time round the assailants are interested in guns.

In all cases, the gunmen have not stolen any property apart from arms.

“We think the killers’ interest is in the guns. These people usually grab our officers for arms before killing them,” Ssenkumbi told Chimpreports recently.

In the wake of increased gun-related murders, Police have since authorized the Flying Squad – a unit of an elite commando force – to take out of action robbers and other gunmen.

Meanwhile, 4 of Lusonyi’s colleagues have been arrested to help in investigations into the murder.

They are Kenneth Okecha, Apollo Ofwono, Gerge Asili and Sam Okello.


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