Four arrested over security guard’s murder in Bushenyi


BUSHENYI– The Police in Bushenyi district have in custody four  suspects for allegedly assaulting a security guard to death.

The deceased is Robert Solomo 24, a security guard attached to Swatt who was deployed at Kawa Com opposite the crime scene (Gaz Petro station) Ishaka.

The incident happened in the wee hours of Tuesday 22nd November 2022 at Gas Petrol Station along Ishaka – Kasese highway in Cell C, Ishaka Division, Bushenyi – Ishaka Municipality.

It’s alleged that on 22nd November 2022 at around 02:18am, the deceased who was armed with a gun attacked Kwikiriza Pontius 35, a night watchman at Gas Petro Station and the two started fighting as the deceased wanted to shoot at Kwikiriza.

The neighbouring security guards who had responded to rescue Pontius then beat the deceased thoroughly until he became unconscious and died at the scene.

SP Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi Police Spokesman confirmed the incident as it had been reported at Bushenyi Central Police Station under reference number CRB 976/2022.

“The Crime Scene was visited by the detectives, who found the body of the deceased lying at the scene with a gun SAR without ammunition placed on his body” SP Tumusiime said in a report.

The body was found with external injuries on the face and head thereafter taken to KIU hospital Ishaka pending postmortem examination.