Ex-Minister Kibuule’s bodyguard shoots lover dead, kills self at Makindye Barracks

Kampala, (UG):- The Territorial Police at Katwe Division is actively investigating an incident of murder and suicide after a military police officer and bodyguard of former Minister Hon Ronald Kibuule shot and killed his female lover before turning the gun on himself in a horrifying incident at Makindye Police Barracks in Kampala.

The tragic incident occurred Tuesday morning, at around 7 am, February 20, when the killer cop identified as Corporal Andebo Collins armed with an AK-47 rifle and dressed in civilian attire, left his post guarding the former Minister to confront Ms Peroni Atulinda as she was boarding a motorcycle.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire identified the victim as a civilian support staff also with the military police department.

According to preliminary investigations, it is alleged that the two individuals were previously in a relationship and had been residing together in Lusaka Zone, Makindye 1, Makindye Division, before experiencing a separation due to misunderstandings.

“It is alleged that this morning at approximately 07:00 hours, Corporal Andebo Collins, armed with an AK-47 rifle and dressed in civilian attire, confronted Atulinda Peroni as she was boarding a motorcycle (boda boda). He opened fire on her, resulting in her sustaining a shattered arm,” Owoyesigyire explained in a Tuesday police statement.

Subsequently, Corporal Andebo turned the firearm on himself, resulting in his demise upon arrival at Mulago Hospital’s casualty ward.

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“Our officers at Katwe Police Station and the Military Police swiftly responded to the scene, managing to rush the victim to Nsambya Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a few minutes ago. Her body has been conveyed to City Mortuary Mulago for postmortem examination,” stated Owoyesigyire.

Notably, police said the alleged killer’s firearm was recovered, along with 13 cartridges from the scene as investigations into the murder incident take charge.

“At this juncture, our inquiries are ongoing to comprehensively understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic event. Statements have been recorded from witnesses to aid in our investigation.”

As the investigation unfolds, authorities are committed to comprehensively understanding the motives behind this shocking murder-suicide, shedding light on the complexities of the human experience and the impact of unresolved conflicts on individuals and their communities.

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The fact that Corporal Andebo left his post as the bodyguard to Honorable Ronald Kibuule to commit this crime adds a layer of complexity, prompting questions about the stress and challenges faced by those in high-stress occupations and the need for additional support within such roles.

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