By Spy Uganda
The police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which city businessman Ali Abdu Jabar was allegedly shot dead by his sister-in-law when he had gone to visit his wife at Kampala Independent Hospital, who had given birth, on Saturday.
Ali Abdu Jabar was allegedly shot at around 10:45Am on Saturday by one Zaina Karama, who was playing with his pistol in the VIP section of Kampala Independent Hospital on Nalya Road in Ntinda, according to police.
Karama, who is cousin of Jabar’s wife, has since been also been admitted after she collapsed and became unconscious following the shocking incident.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman, said that Jabar was shot in the chest but efforts by medics to save him failed.
Owesigyire said “The gun was owned by the deceased. It was picked by the suspect (Karama) who started playing with it. The deceased withdrew the gun from her and removed the magazine then handed the gun back to her.
She again played with the gun and pointed it at him and when she pulled the trigger, a bullet that was in the chamber was discharged and hit the deceased in the chest.”
He added that the police are currently conducting investigations to establish what could have really happened, although they are yet to record a statement friom Karama, whose health condition can’t allow her to record one.