KAMPALA: Police have confirmed the assassination attempt on the life of House of Prayer Ministries senior pastor, Aloysius Bugingo.
According to Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the incident happened at around 9pm on Tueday as he returned home.
“ Unidentified assailants opened fire on Pastor Bugingo’s vehicle, registered as PRAIZ GOD, along Namungona , Zone 2 , Kasubi Rubaga Division Kampala at Bwalakata Junction along National Housing Road , before swiftly escaping the scene on a motorcycle,” Owoyesigyire said.
He noted that despite sustaining injuries during the attack, Pastor Aloysious Bugingo managed to transport the vehicle to Mulago Hospital.
According to police, the pastor’s bodyguard, Richard Muhumuza succumbed to injuries and was confirmed dead upon arrival at hospital.
“ Currently, Pastor Bugingo is undergoing medical treatment and is under close monitoring. Upon an immediate response to the incident, the police discovered that the scene had been tampered with. “
Police said whereas the scene had been tampered with, statements from eyewitnesses have been diligently recorded, and the deceased’s body has been conveyed to the City Mortuary at Mulago for a thorough postmortem examination.
“In our active pursuit of justice, we are thoroughly reviewing CCTV footage to identify the assailants.”
The Tuesday night incident sent shockwaves to members of the public .