Police in Kikuube are holding a Uganda Peoples Defense Forces soldier for shooting dead a civilian.
The arrested soldier has been identified as Private Fahad Seguya from the 13th Battalion in Kikuube district, while the deceased has been identified as Augustine Akugizibwe, a resident of Kibararu village in Bugambe sub-county.
It is alleged that Seguya, the suspect had been hired to provide security services during an introduction ceremony in Mairirwe village Bugambe sub-county on Saturday but the party was raided by rowdy youths at around 11 p.m. started an altercation in which Akugizibwe lost his life.
Eye Witnesses say that Seguya fired bullets to disperse the youths who were pelting stones at him but one of the stray bullets landed on Akugizibwe who was pronounced dead on arrival at Kikuube Health Centre IV.
SP Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says that the soldier is currently detained at Kikuube Central Police Station pending prosecution on charges of murder. May the soul of the deceased rest in peace. END