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Stabex petrol station guard survives lynching after shooting boda boda rider

A private security guard attached to SGA Security on Sunday survived being lynched after he shot and injured a boda boda rider in Garuga, Entebbe.

Trouble started when Henry Buwembo Kasule a rider and Nickon Ogwang, the guard, allegedly developed a disagreement over parking spaces at Stabex petrol station. It is alleged that Kasule assaulted Ogwang who was regulating the parking at the petrol station.

Ogwang responded by discharging a bullet in the air first and second at Kasule. Kasule survived with a thigh injury, and according to the area police, it is the same bullet that injured Charles Mukooza, who was also at the scene.

The shooting attracted nearby boda-boda riders who surrounded Ogwang and it was the swiftness of the police from Entebbe policing division that saved his life by whisking him away.

Luke Owoyesigyire, deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said Kasule and Mukooza were provided with medical aid at the scene and later on taken to health facilities for further medical attention.

“The police responded swiftly to the incident, and a team of officers visited the scene. They conducted a thorough investigation at the scene. During the police intervention, the suspect, Ogwang Nickson, was safely evacuated from the hostile mob and is currently in custody at Entebbe police station,” Owoyesigyire said. 

Police said Ogwang’s gun has been recovered along with three bullets. Police are currently investigating what prompted Kasule to assault Onwang who was on his duty.

Incidents of security guards shooting civilians, their colleagues, or killing themselves have dominated this month. At least four guards have died either by killing themselves or being killed by their colleagues this month.

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