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Uganda: Security guard arrested over shot city lawyer

City lawyer, Mr Wilbert Muhereza of Owoyesigire & Co Advocates, is admitted in hospital after he was allegedly shot by a security guard at his chambers on Access Building along Rubaga Road in Kampala.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire said that Mr Muhereza was hit by a stray bullet discharged from the guard’s gun when he was doing checks.

“Today at around 7am, Muhereza Wilbert, a lawyer by Profession was shot in the arm along Rubaga road on Access Building. It’s alleged that a security guard identified as Morris Odamat Adape , while performing Normal Safety Precautions on his gun a bullet came out and injured the lawyer.

The lawyer was later rushed to Mengo hospital and he is now nursing wounds,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.
He said the security guard belonging to Securex, a private security company has since been arrested and detained at Old Kampala police station.

A case of negligence has also been preferred against the suspect, according to Mr Owoyesigyire.

“We have the security guard in our custody on charges of rush and neglect as investigations into the matter go on,” he added.

An eye witness had earlier told our reporter that Mr Muhereza was shot by two stray bullets; on the arm and in the waist.

“I think the Askari was cleaning his gun when it discharged two bullets that hit the lawyer. He was rushed to Mengo hospital by a boda boda. The Askari was arrested by police,” said a lady who works in the same building.

By Daily Monitor

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