Police in Jinja are investigating circumstances under which a security guard attached to Star React Security Guard Limited shot dead a third-year student of Kampala University, Jinja branch in the night.
The deceased identified as Isaac Katagwa has been pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in hotel management, tourism and leisure was shot through his back at close range and died on the spot.
One of our sources said that she heard a gunshot around 08.45pm and ran towards the administration block only to find Katagwa’s lifeless body lying on the ground and one of the Staff who preferred anonymity revealed that the deceased had had a heated argument with the guard before being shot adding that Kampala University is an institution of adults where all staff and students are treated with respect. As the two individuals kept on arguing, we played it cool only to hear a gunshot later
“After hearing the gunshot sound, all students including me ran to the administration block for refuge only to find our colleague’s lifeless body lying on the ground,” she said.
A team of Crime Investigators rushed to the University under the command of Jinja Central Police Commander, Mr. Godwin Ochaku who then chased away journalists, students and their lecturers from the premises accusing them of messing up the crime scene.
The Suspect is currently locked up at Jinja Central Police Stations as Investigations continue while the deceased’s body was taken to Jinja Regional Referral mortuary for Post Mortem.