Security guard detained for shooting civilian at City Oil in Kampala

Okulu was shot at by the city oil security guard attached to SGA Security Company on Tuesday morning after an argument with the taxi conductor.

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Police have arrested and detained a private security guard after he allegedly shot and injured a civilian at City Oil Petrol Station, along Martin Road, Old Kampala on Tuesday.

Ronald Kyasesa, 29, attached to SGA Security Company who had been deployed at the fuel station opened gunfire at one Ronald Mukulu after an argument between the civilian and the taxi conductor.

“It is alleged that Ronald Kyasesa opened fire at Ronald Mukulu who was doing his own things. Kyasesa attempted to have Mukulu and another taxi driver separated,” Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said of the shooting incident. 

According to police, the victim was shot on the upper right arm and rushed to hospital for treatment.  

“Meantime, the suspect who is a resident of Kagugube Zone [village] in Kampala is detained. Efforts are underway to have the suspect prosecuted after our investigations,” Owoyesigyire said.

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The victim was conveyed to Mulago hospital while the security guard has been arrested and is currently detained at Old Kampala police station.

Further, Owoyesigyire decried the increasing cases of gun violence orchestrated by security guards.

“The judgement of some of the security guards is still wanting,” he observed.

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He added: “We condemn the act of security guards shooting at people they have disagreements with. You can choose not to use a firearm but other means in case you are confronted in anyway.”

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