NIGHT WATCHMAN IN KISORO SURVIVES DEATH AFTER BEING SHOT IN HEAD BY GUN MEN
By Ambrose Kweronda
Doctors at St. Francis Hospital, Mutolere, Kisoro district have described John Ndagije, a casual worker and night watchman who was shot in the head by unknown assailants as a ‘survivor’.
Ndagije stared death in its eyes, when two unknown assailants armed with a firearm, stormed the home of his boss, businessman Charles Serutozi, aged 55 in Nango Village, Maziba ward, Bunagana town council over the weekend.
According to the Police report, the assailants, who are currently on the run wanted to rob Charles Serutozi of his money.
The night watchman, Ndagije faithfully opened the gate for his boss, driving a Toyota Premio registration number UBM 063N and while he slowly closed the gates, the unexpected happened.
The criminals overpowered the gateman forcing him to the ground.
Ndagije narrates that while he made an alarm to save the boss and his own life, one of the thugs pointed the gun at his face and pulled the trigger.
The watchman who is steadily recuperating at St. Francis Hospital, Mutolere said that the bullet went through his skin, near his left eye and managed to exit without damaging his brain.
Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson Elly Maate says on the night of March 25th, at around 10:45pm at the home of Serutozi, unknown gunmen attacked the home upon his arrival from a nearby social hangout.
Maate says the criminals proceeded to the vehicle where Charles Serutozi was hiding after shooting the night watchman.
“They demanded for money, according to eyewitnesses who had heard the alarm and the gunshot”, Maate explained.
According to Maate, the plans were foiled by a group of family members who continued to make an alarm which attracted more people.
Police and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces quickly responded in a joint patrol of the criminal elements that has yet to yield any results.