Crime

JINJA: Security guard gunned down at Petrol station, gun taken

ASP James Mubi confirmed the report

JINJA, UGANDA: Kiira regional police command has immediately instituted a joint security task force to thoroughly investigate the murder by shooting and aggravated robbery after a private security guard was gunned down and his gun taken in the wee hours on Friday, December 24.

Kiira Regional Police Spokesperson ASP James Mubi has since confirmed the incident saying a private security guard attached to JAG Security Group identified as Ausi Lubandi, 23, was gunned down while guarding Global Petrol station along Jinja-Kamuli road and his gun taken.

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”The incident occurred in the wee hours of Friday, December 24, 2021, where a private guard attached to JAG Security Group, identified as Ausi Lubandi 23, born of Buyende district was shot at and died on spot before taking his gun, SAR UG POL M- 495527 with five rounds of ammunition. The deceased was guarding GP Global petrol station located along Jinja – Kamuli highway”. ASP Mubi said.

Mubi adds that efforts have been combined by sister security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators.
”The task force is composed of intelligence officers, flying squad, regional scene of crime officer, territorial police of CPS Jinja and UPDF”. Added Mubi.

Mubi says that two cartridges were recovered from the crime scene and blood swabs lifted by the police investigative team which will be taken to Government Analytical Laboratory for forensic examinations.

”Police immediately responded to the scene, relevant statements recorded, two cartridges recovered and blood swabs lifted, the two exhibits will be taken to government analytical laboratory (GAL) in Wandegeye – in Kampala for forensic examination,” ASP Mubi added.

The deceased’s body was taken to Jinja regional referral hospital mortuary pending postmortem examination.

Meanwhile, Mubi says that police will continue to carry out aggressive operations and enforce covid 19 protocols and reminded the public to observe curfew hours and report any suspicious persons or activities during and after the festive season for an appropriate and timely response from the relevant authorities citing that security is a shared responsibility.

”Police will continue to carry out aggressive operations and enforce covid 19 protocols and reminded the public to observe curfew hours and report any suspicious persons or activities during and after the festive season for an appropriate and timely response from the relevant authorities since security is a shared responsibility.” He said.

He (Mubi) gave assurance that investigations are ongoing and the public will be updated appropriately on the progress of our tireless efforts.

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