Guard attached to Securex Security in trouble for shooting civilian in Jinja

Posted: 2021-07-07T09:46:47Z
Guard attached to Securex Security in trouble for shooting civilian in Jinja

A security guard attached to Securex Security is facing charges of attempted murder for allegedly shooting and injuring a 27-year-old man.


It is alleged that the guard whose name has been withheld by police, shot one Ivan Maali, a resident of Lubas road in Southern Division, Jinja City accusing him of theft.


The suspect reportedly stormed Maali’s house in the company of his three colleagues on Sunday night and accused Maali of masterminding night robberies within the area. The guard then fired three live ammunition in the air before, shooting the victim in the left leg. 


Maali was rushed to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital’s emergency unit for treatment, where is he is recovering.


The victim claims that thieves had attacked his neighbor, identified as Hadijah Nakayenga and he only woke up to respond to her alarm.


However, while hunting for the suspected robbers about 15 minutes later, Maali says that, the security guards arrived and surrounded their area, before firing live bullets at him.


According to Nakayenga, her neighbors managed to scare off the suspected robbers but, she was surprised to see private security guards in the area.  


Maurice Niyonzima the Acting Kiira Central Police Commander, says that the suspect will be charged with attempted murder.