Police in Katwe are investigating the double murder of UPDF officer Moses Mubangizi and security guard Huron Otim.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, the incident happened on February 4, 2023, at around 11PM when Otim picked a fight with UPDF officers at a bar and went back to his beat to retrieve his gun.
“Mubangizi fought with Otim and disarmed him, giving the gun to another security guard, Wana Simon. Otim then attacked Wana, took the gun back and returned to the bar where he shot and killed Mubangizi. The mob then beat Otim to death,” Owoyesigyire said.
The police responded to the scene and recovered one gun and one bullet, but the magazine is missing.
“The bodies were taken to KCCA city mortuary for postmortem, and Wana has been arrested and is being held at Katwe police division for further investigations,” Owoyesigyire confirmed adding that the public is asked to inform the police promptly of any incidents involving private security guards.