Security guards who pulled guns on Minister Nyamutoor face attempted murder charges

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Security guards who pulled guns on Minister Nyamutoor face attempted murder charges
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The five private security guards who drew guns on the Minister of State for Energy and Mineral Development Phiona Nyamutooro and her team last week are facing charges of inciting violence and attempted murder.

According to police, investigations into the incident which happened in Rubanda district have been concluded and the five are set to appear in courts of law.

Addressing the press in Kampala, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that suspects breached their code of conduct by not following the instructions from the superior authority which is police.

He said that private security guards are saboinates of the police in providing security. But once there is a lawful jurisdiction of inspection and oversight, they are supposed to abide by the supervisory role of the police.

"Now these are being charged with inciting violence and attempted murder after they cocked their guns which put the minister and her team in a vulnerable position," Enanga said.

Last week at Kitojo in Muko sub- county, Rubanda district, minister Phiona Nyamutooro and the technical team from the directorate of survey and mines were inspecting mining sites in the district when they faced resistance at STEAM mines.

The private security guards denied access to the minister and her team and also cocked their guns as they ordered them to walk away.

However, police arrested the five security guards identified as Deo Kiiza, Robert Okulu, Anthony Nuwagaba, Mathias Kajugo and Robert Muchunguzi.

Enanga said that police has slapped attempted murder charges against the five suspects to set a lesson to others who misconduct themselves

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