Security Guard Shoots Dead Suspected Thief, Arrested

A security guard has been arrested in Fort Portal for allegedly shooting a suspected thief dead. 

Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West Police Spokesperson, says that Samuel Omoding, who was attached to Corporate Security Services was deployed at the home of Banura, a resident of Nyakabale B Cell- Bukwali, Fort Portal City.

According to Twesige, on Thursday night Omoding allegedly saw three unknown people on a motorcycle parked near the gate.  He adds that one of the passengers allegedly climbed the perimeter wall and gained entry into the compound, forcing Omoding to open fire, killing him instantly.  

He says that the deceased’s colleagues who were at the gate fled after hearing the gunshots.

Twesige says that police visited the scene and recovered a gun and one cartridge that was used by Omonding. The body of the suspected thief was taken to Buhinga Regional Referral Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem.

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