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UCU student shot dead by private security guard

A private security guard has shot dead a 25-year-old Christian University student Rudeny Agaba.

According to the deputy spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan Police Luke Owoyesigyire, Agaba was shot dead on Sunday at around 1.00 pm by Tugume Kadili at the Meru fuel station in Kiwanga, Mukono district. 

In a brief statement, Owoyesigyire says that preliminary findings show that a dispute emerged between Agaba and Kadili.

“It is alleged that the deceased attempted to climb over a wall fence within the security guard's assigned area, leading to an escalated situation. In response, the security guard discharged his firearm, fatally injuring the deceased,” he said. 

He says that Agaba was immediately rushed to Gwatilo health centre, where, unfortunately, he was pronounced dead. He says that officers rushed to the scene and recovered two spent bullet cartridges. 

“An army green vehicle with registration number UAW403S was present at the scene, exhibiting a suspected bullet hole. Additionally, a firearm was recovered as a potential weapon used in the shooting. Live ammunition was found near the suspected pool of blood. All these items were seized as evidence,” Owoyesigyire said.

He says that as part of the ongoing investigations, police apprehended Tugume as a primary suspect, saying he is currently in custody at Seeta police station. 

“The Mukono Police Division is fully dedicated to conducting a comprehensive inquiry into this tragic incident. We urge the public to remain calm and patient as we diligently gather all the necessary facts,” he said.

The incident comes hardly a month after another UCU student, 21-year-old Natasha Nagayi was shot and injured by Mukono counter-terrorism police commander, Dismas Tebangole. Nagaya was allegedly shot after she mistakenly tried to gain entrance to Tebangole's house thinking it were her boyfriends residence.

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