KAMPALA, UGANDA: Police in Kampala is actively investigating how a security guard at the home of the traffic police spokesperson, ASP Faridah Nampiima was killed by unknown assailants in an aggravated robbery incident over the weekend.
Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident which he says happened on Saturday, May 13 at Nampiima’s residence in Asimbwa zone, Kabowa Parish in Rubaga Division in Kampala District.
ASP Owoyesigyire identified the murdered guard as Matia Kintu Ssalongo who collapsed after he was hit with a blunt object on the head and was initially rushed to Rubaga Hospital which referred them to Mulago National Referral Hospital where he died on arrival.
“They targeted Mr Matia Kintu Salongo, a 74-year-old security guard of the estate, striking him on the head with a hammer, rendering him unconscious. Unfortunately, Mr Salongo succumbed to his injuries while being transported to Mulago Hospital after being initially taken to Rubaga Hospital,” Owoyesigire told journalists on Monday during a security briefing at police headquarters in Naguru.
Adding that police got the report at around 7 am when the assailants who were in the company of a dog and armed with pangas (machetes) scaled over a fence that was housing the premises of Kasato Estates which has three houses.
“One of the houses they targeted was for ASP Nampiima where they first killed their guard before entering inside the house where they ordered Nampima and her husband to lie down and also ordered them to keep quiet as they took whatever they wanted.”
Owoyesigyire said that according to statements record, Ms Nampiima and her husband said that when they heard screams outside, they tried opening the door to investigate but the assailants forcefully pushed themselves inside the house before they started demanding money and other items.
“Among the items that were taken include a Sonny 65-inch black flat-screen TV valued at shs4m, an iPhone 12 Promax (black) worth sh4m, two mobile phones (Samsung Wide A30 and Aquos, both black), a handbag containing shs300,000, and other personal belongings, totalling an estimated value of shs9.2m.”
Owoyesigyire however cleared that well as both Nampiima and the husband were assaulted in the attack, they are not in danger and therefore no cause for alarm.
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