PRIVATE GUARDS HELD OVER 100 MILLION ROBBERY

Police have arrested two security guards, who robbed 100 million Shillings from a businessman they were guarding in Kamwokya, Central Division, Capital city suburb.

Assistant police spokesperson in Kampala Metropolitan, Luke Owoyesigyire says these were landed on after 10 days of pursuit.

The two guards attached to Tight Security Company Limited were arrested in a hotel in Kaabong District where they were hiding.

According to Police, they recovered 50 million Shs of the Shs100m in possession of the suspects and it has been exhibited.

Reports indicate that the duo, Alex Abok and Anthony Ayor put Kunal Sethi, 35, a gold dealer, on gunpoint and robbed him of 100 million at his office in Kamwokya, on July 9, 2020 and thereafter the two suspects later fled and have been hiding.

Owoyesigyire says they used their technical teams and intelligence units, police and were able to locate the suspects in the Karamoja region where they were arrested.

The duo has been conveyed from Kaabong District to Jinja Road Police Station in Kampala Capital City for investigation held on offences of aggravated robbery.

Owoyesigyire adds that as police, they condemn the acts of private security guards turning their guns at clients, whom they are supposed to protect urging private security companies to be very vigilant during recruitment of their guards to ensure that people with criminal behaviours aren’t employed.

The suspects’ criminal files are being processed and they will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions very soon.

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