City lawyer Sam Ahamya arrested for shooting guard dead at Rugby final

Kampala, (UG): The Police at Kira Division inare holding city lawyer identified as Sam Ahamya on murder charges after and he mistakenly shot dead a watchman at Kings Park Rugby Club in Kampala during the rugby cup final on Saturday evening.

Police in a brief statement released on Sunday morning identified the deceased as Buruga Nekeon, 37, a Lugbara by Tribe, and watchman at the rugby club, while the suspect is Ahamya of Ahamya Lawyers and Advocates is a Munyankole by tribe, lawyer and resident of Buziga – Makindye Division in Kampala District.

According to preliminary findings by police, the suspect (Ahamya) went to Kings Park Rugby Club in Bweyogerere – Kira Municipality at around midday on Saturday, January 20, 2024, together with his two children for leisure.

The report said Ahamya went to the park armed with a pistol which he left at the entrance with a police officer who was guarding there.

However, “At around 2200hrs, Ahamya got out to retrieve his weapon. Upon retrieval, he attempted to perform a Normal Safety Precaution (NSP) with the magazine still in the pistol. In the process, he shot and injured one identified as Buruga Nekeon (now deceased).”

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The scene of crime was visited by a team of police officers headed by Divisional CID officer D/SP Nuwamanya and other officers including the SOCO one D/C Masereka.

Consequently, a case of murder by shooting opened vide Ref: 44/20/01/2024 has been opened up and the killer weapon was recovered and safely kept to be processed by SOCO for forensic analysis.

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Ahamya is currently in custody at Kira Police Division while Buruga’s body has been conveyed to the City mortuary for postmortem examination.

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