According to the Observer, Kampala businessman, Ali Abdul Jabar, 36, was shot dead by his own sister using his own pistol at the Kampala Independent hospital in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb.
According to police, the incident happened at around 10.30 am on Saturday when Jabar’s sister, Zaina Karama asked to ‘have a look’ at his Glock pistol registration number UG IND BONK 444 03175.
Jabar and Zaina were at the hospital to visit Fatuma Jabar, Jabar’s wife, who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in the VIP section after undergoing a successful C-Section delivery.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Zaina saw Jabar with the pistol and asked to have a look at it.
Zaina reportedly started to play with the pistol and mock shoot but without holding the trigger – prompting Jabar into cautioning her. He then removed the magazine before handing back the pistol to the sister thinking it was now safe.
“Little did he know that there was a bullet in the chamber. She pointed the pistol at Jabar and abruptly the pistol discharged a bullet in the right chest of Jabar,” said Owoyesigyire.
Police said the victim was rushed in the theatre for an operation but he was pronounced dead on arrival. Zaina who is now a murder suspect collapsed and is currently undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit at the same Independent hospital.
“The bullet stuck inside him. Case of murder by shooting opened CRB 309/2019 of Ntinda police station,” said Owoyesigyire.
The deceased businessman is linked to high ranking government officials, particularly the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo who is reported to have rushed to the scene of crime upon hearing the news of his death.
Jabar is said to have had official Police escorts and received Police protection in several of his operations. He has been proud of owner of multiple passports to serve his various business interests.