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Quality Supermarket guard shoots dead businessman

Police have arrested Moses Angoria a security guard attached to Quality Supermarket in Naalya on allegations of shooting dead a businessman, Arnold Ainebyona Mugisha. 

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said Angoria shot Ainebyona in the mouth today Tuesday at 10:30am. Attached to Saracen Security Company, Angoria reportedly discharged the bullet at Ainebyona who had gone to the supermarket to shop alongside his other two colleagues.

The scuffle ensued when Ainebyona’s colleagues pushed a trolley after shopping and hit a car that had been parked adjacent. The security guard developed an argument with the trio.

“Ainebyona remained in the car when his colleagues went shopping. After shopping, it is alleged that one of the three released a trolley which knocked one of the cars in the parking. Then in the process of reversing, the deceased knocked at the foot of one security guard known as Babu Awaze,” Owoyesigyire said.

Police said Angoria and Awaze exchanged bitter words with Ainebyona and his two colleagues. Angoria rushed to the sentry box where he picked his SAR gun and shot the deceased in the mouth while he was on his steering in the car. 

“The colleagues rushed the deceased to Independent Hospital Ntinda where he died. CCTV cameras at quality cannot show the scene but eyewitnesses give account of events,” Owoyesigyire said. 

Police said a murder case file has been opened at Kira Division police headquarters. The scene was visited by detectives and scene of crime officers from Kira, Namugongo, and CID commanders for the relevant police stations. 

Investigators retrieved the suspected killer’s gun and arrested the two security guards. Detectives drew a sketch plan and took still photos in a bid to reconstruct the scene since it was not captured by CCTV cameras at the supermarket.

However, by the time police arrived at the scene, nearby residents had beaten Angoria and is now admitted in Mulago hospital. Detectives recorded statements from witnesses as a basis for on-going investigations. Ainebyona owns several bars including Hickory Bar in Naalya-Namugongo and was also the proprietor of Campfire in the same area. His body is currently at City mortuary.

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