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Police arrest man who shot revellers in a bar because of sex worker

07 October 2013, 23:00 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - A man who on Sunday morning followed a sex worker who had allegedly cheated him out of money ,into a bar in Kampala city center and shot at her and other revelers indiscriminately,killing one person and injuring 7 others, has been arrested today by police.

The incident occurred at around 4.30 am. Deogratius Ilukori 24, made his way into Top bar which has a reputation for harboring sex workers.

The sex worker who caused the problem was shot in the chest and was admitted with other the injured people to Mulago referral hospital on the outskirts of the city.

According to police,Illukori is attached to a local security company called Harsh where he has reportedly been in charge of the armory.

It is suspected by police that he illegally acquired the pistol which he used to shoot at people in the bar ,which police are still investigating.

After shooting,he allegedly abandoned the weapon and fled.Police used the registration figures on the weapon to trace the gun.

The Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Idi Ibin Senkumbi said,''We have managed to arrest him.He is currently in our custody.He will soon be taken to court to be charges with several offenses including murder.''

Apart from Ilukori the police has also arrested the manager and security guard of the bar and has halted its operations.




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