The whereabouts of Moses Ongoria, the Saracen guard who shot Arnold Mugisha Aine at Quality Shopping Village in Namugongo, Wakiso District are unknown.
Aine, a 26-year-old co-owner of Hickory Bar & Restaurant died as he was being rushed to Independent Hospital in Ntinda.
According to witnesses, Ongoria tried to flee the crime scene but was beaten to pulp by an angry mob.
He was then taken to Mulago Hospital in a critical condition, the police said in a statement issued in the aftermath of the tragic incident.
And while the police insist that he is still hospitalized, sources at Mulago claim he was discharged moments after he checked in on orders from above.
“We are aware of the patient,” a nurse at Mulago Hospital’s Casualty Ward said. “He was booked in Tuesday but our records show that he was discharged.”
On Tuesday, Aine, who was in the company of his two younger brothers went to a gym.
After an hour long workout, the trio entered the supermarket where they bought water.
Witnesses say when they wheeled out the water, they let an empty trolley roll, before it scratched another customer’s car.
A Saracen guard Awaze Babu first told the group not to leave until they resolve issues with the owner of the ‘scratched’ car.
However, they refused and insisted on igniting their car. This prompted Ongoria who had been watching from a distance to intervene.
He was however, insulted and told ‘he could not do anything to them’.
This angered Ongoria who fired a shot through the passenger door of the car that went straight through Aine’s head before attempting to flee.
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