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Security Guard Confesses to Killing Bugiri Imam

 A security guard, Biasaali Mugoya has pleaded guilty to shooting dead Bugiri Sheikh, Masudi Mutumba who was killed on February 14 at his home in Bugiri.

Mugoya, 40, a supervisor at a private security company, SGA Uganda Limited confessed before the General Court Martial in Makindye on Wednesday that he had pulled the trigger.

He said the deceased had caused him a lot of pain. He, however, did not divulge more details.

Mugoya appeared before the court with eight other accused persons. Whereas they denied the charges against them, Mugoya boldly said he was responsible for committing a crime. The other accused persons included James Baliddhusa, a Local Defence Unit personnel, John Mary Jagenda, a special hire driver and resident of Lubowa Sseguku in Wakiso district, Alex Mugoya a security guard with Harsh Security Company, Amos Kojja, Sulaiman Konta, Charles Mwandha and Ashraf Mugoya.

The Court Martial was chaired by Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti who charged them with gruesome murder.

The group was remanded to Luzira until March 16, 2020.

They were arraigned before the commercial court because one of the co-accused, Balidhusa Mugoya is Local Defence Unit personnel and is subject military law by virtue of section 119(1) (h) of the UPDF Act 2005.