Kampala, Uganda | URN | A South Sudanese student who was last week hit and killed by thugs during a music concert at Wonderworld Amusement in Kansanga has finally been identified.
Earlier information indicated the deceased was a student of Kampala International University (KIU) in Kansanga but when the administration checked their records and engaged the South Sudan Students’ Association, they realized he was not among any of the current or immediate past students.
Now, his relatives who have been searching for his whereabouts have finally identified him as Deng Aguek Mayen (27 years). The deceased’s uncle, Mangeny told police that Aguek was indeed a student at Juba University, and not KIU or any other University in Uganda.
“He was a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human medicine and surgery at Juba University. He was in his 4th year,” said Mangeny.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said Aguek was attacked, hit, and robbed by thugs during a music concert at Wonderworld Amusement Park. Owoyesigyire said the victim was left for dead but other merrymakers rushed him to Kampala International Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead.
“We have been told that he had come for holidays at an uncle’s place in Bunga zone. At about 2 am, he was attacked during a festival by thugs that robbed him of his belongings,” said Owoyesigyire.
Kabalagala Police alongside homicide detectives have so far rounded up 13 suspects in Kansanga. Some valuables suspected to have been belonging to Aguek have been recovered. Police have preferred charges of aggravated robbery and murder against the culprits.
City dwellers have been urged to be more vigilant during these festive days since criminals are always very lethal.