Otim Jacob, 28, a Prison warder NO. 16734 attached to Bugungu Y.0 Prison in Buikwe district shot to death two fellow staff on Monday morning.
The deceased have been identified as NO. 16699 WDRSS Abwot Eunice (25 years) and NO. 18061 WDR Namanya Edward (29 years) of the same station.
Frank Baine, the Uganda Prisons spokesperson said Otim signed a gun to go for general duties only to head to the Sentry where WDRSS Abwot Eunice was working and shot her dead instantly.
On hearing the sound of the Gun, the second sentry, WDR Namanya Edward came to establish the cause of the shooting.
“Unfortunately he was too shot dead by Otim. After shooting the two dead, Otim tried to commit suicide but failed. He was then subdued by other staff on duty and detained,” reads a statement.
“Police was called in immediately, and took over the crime scene, exhibits, and the culprit for further management. Late Abwot Eunice hails from Laroo Sub-County, Gulu District, and late WDR. Namanya Edward Is from Rwamucucu Sub-county, Rukiga District.”