Police in Lira City are investigating circumstances under which a security guard attached to Pyramid Security Group (PSG) was gruesome murdered at his work place.
The deceased identified as David Ogolo, 27, was assigned alone to guard Apwoyo Distributors Limited Shop along Bala Road in Lira City when he was hacked by unknown assailants Thursday night.
According to police preliminary reports, the deceased was assigned alone to guard Apwoyo Distributors Limited Shop along Bala Road in Lira City when he was hacked by unknown assailants Thursday night.
“He was found dead Friday morning, with a deep cut wound on his neck,” ASP Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga regional police spokesperson, said.
The company supervisor, Mr Charles Ojok, was immediately notified and promptly reported the incident to Lira City Central Police Station.
"A team of detectives, led by OC Station, visited the crime scene, thoroughly documented it, and collected the deceased's body and conveyed it to Lira Regional Referral Hospital for postmortem," ASP Okema added.
ASP Okema said several statements were obtained from witnesses at the crime scene to aid in the investigation.
"As of now, the motive behind the attack remains unknown, and there are concerns regarding the security company's management practices, such as deploying guards alone and without firearms," he said.
"We have previously engaged with private security organisations in the region, emphasising the risks associated with such practices. We urge anyone with information that could assist in identifying and apprehending the assailants to kindly share it with the police for their arrest and prosecution," ASP Okema added.