Crime

Local security guard arrested for stabbing suspect to death

ASP Hakiza says the guard suspected the deceased to be the wrong person and picked up a knife, stabbed him on the left side of the chest thus killing him instantly and the watch man went on run.

KAKUMIRO, UGANDA: Police in Kakumiro District in western Uganda are holding a private guard (an Asikari) on charges of murder after he allegedly stabbed to death a person he suspected to be a thief on Sunday evening.

The guard identified as Amos Bambe, a watchman at Kabubwa primary school is said to have caused the death of George Tugume, 39, a resident of Kabubwa village in Kazike Parish, Kibijo Sub County, Kakumiro district.

According to Hakiza, the deceased on the fateful day went to the Kabubwa trading centre and on his way back home, he lost direction thus branching 75 meters from the road to the school.

‘’The asikari suspected the deceased to be the wrong person, picked a knife, and stabbed him on the left side of the chest, and when he realized that he had killed him, he took off,’’ Hakiza said.

“We managed to arrest the suspect using the police sniffer dog, and he is currently at Kakumiro CPS being charged with murder,’’ he added.

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Hakiiza warned later security personnel against taking laws into their hands and also added that Mr Bambe will be arraigned in court to answer murder charges and will act as an example to some watchmen who disobey security laws.

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