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Security guard shoots businesswoman dead in Kassanda


Security guard shoots businesswoman dead in Kassanda

The Kassanda territorial police have launched an investigation into an incident of aggravated robbery and murder by shooting that took place in the early hours of June 14th. The incident happened at 12:49 am Katuugo B Village, located in Kyanamugera Parish, Naluntuntu Sub-county.

Preliminary reports suggest that Kisangani Jolesi, a 35-year-old woman and owner of a local bar, was shot and killed by a security guard identified as Ronnie, employed by Hazza Security Company.

The suspect was in the company of two other individuals only identified as Patrick and Moses

According to Asp Racheal Kawala, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Wamala region, the trio entered the deceased’s bar demanding money and a phone. They held Jolesi and her customers at gunpoint. She was shot at close range in the left side of her ear, fatally injuring her. The suspects immediately fled from the scene.

The District Police Commander (DPC) of Kassanda, led a team of officers who visited the crime scene and recorded statements from witnesses and collected crucial material evidence, which will be handed over to forensics for analysis.

The murder weapon SAR No. UG POL 124/EH1086106119, has been recovered from a motor vehicle Reg No UAW 813E. It is alleged that the prime suspect, the security guard Ronnie, had been deployed to provide security at the residence of a local resident named Hajji Walugembe.

After committing the murder, he returned to his workplace and concealed the murder weapon in a motor vehicle. However, the police were able to find and retrieve the weapon.

“Efforts are underway to arrest the suspects involved in this heinous crime. We urge anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to call the toll-free numbers 0800300118 or 0753997744, or report to the nearest police station” says Kawala.

Sarah K. Biryomumaisho is a Multimedia journalist (Broadcast & Writing) with 11 years of experience. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute and a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News. She completed a Course in Wikimedia in 2020, making her one of the very few Wikipedia Editors in the country. She also has a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF. She has worked with a number of media houses including 6 Radio stations, most recently Galaxy fm 100.2 & Radio 4. She has worked with Andariya Magazine as a writer. Sarah worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the newly revived Uganda Airlines and is also a Digital enthusiast. She owns a Media Organization called TheUgPost that publishes in Uganda and has a global reach. Twitter;

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