Crime

Security guard shoots self dead after Boss’ motorcycle goes missing

The Police in Kampala Metropolitan are investigating circumstances surrounding a suicide incident involving a private security guard attached to Security Group Africa (SGA) who shot himself dead after a motorcycle he was assigned to take care of went missing.

The incident as confirmed by ASP Luke Owoyesigyire the KMP Deputy Spokesperson, occurred on Sunday, June 09, 2024, at a fuel station in Wamala, Kinyarwanda, Wakiso.

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“The police received information from Apetus Loano, a 35-year-old private security guard with Security Group Africa (SGA). Loano reported that his colleague, John Bosco Machal, aged 34, had shot himself while on duty,” Mr Owoyesigyire stated in a Monday police statement.

“Evidence was taking us to the fact that this gentleman shot himself using the gun he was supposed to guard with,” he added.

According to Mr Owoyesigyire, the incident appears to have been triggered by the disappearance of a motorcycle, Bajaj UEO-507E, which Machal had been left to guard.

“The motorcycle belonged to Vincent Richard Oluka, who had paid Machal 1,000 Ugandan shillings to watch over it. Upon Machal’s return, he found the motorcycle missing. I think he felt pressure if he felt that he would be pressured on the whereabouts of the motorcycle and decided to turn the gun on himself,” Owoyesigyire added.

The KMP Deputy publicist confirmed that Machal’s body had been conveyed to the City Mortuary in Mulago for further examination, while police were also searching for the missing motorcycle, which remains unaccounted for.

The firearm used in the incident has also been recovered a police looks to establish where it is true he shot himself or it was an induced suicide incident.

“We want to ascertain whether he did this himself,” Owoyesigyire stated, adding that the police have obtained statements from Loano, the colleague who was on duty with Machal, and the managers of the petrol station.

“These statements are crucial to understanding the exact sequence of events that led to Machal’s death,” he said.

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