KAMPALA – Police have arrested two security guards, who robbed UGX100M from a businessman they were guarding in Kamwokya after 10 days of pursuit.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire revealed that the two guards attached to Tight Security Company Limited were arrested in a hotel in Kaabong District where they were hiding.
The suspects have been identified as Alex Abok and Anthony Ayor.
“Police recovered UGX50m of the UGX100m in possession of the suspects and it has been exhibited,” he said in a statement dated Sunday, July 19.
Owoyesigyire further noted that the suspects put Kunal Sethi, 35, a gold dealer, on gunpoint and robbed him of Shs100m at his office in Kamwokya, on July 9, 2020.
“The two suspects later fled and have been in hiding.Using our technical teams and intelligence units, police were able to locate the suspects in the Karamoja region where they were arrested,” reads an excerpt.
He said the duo have been conveyed from Kaabong District to Jinja Road Police Station in Kampala Capital City for investigation.
“They are being held on offences of aggravated robbery,” said Owoyesigyire.
He condemned the acts of private security guards turning their guns at clients, whom they are supposed to protect.
“We urge private security companies to be very vigilant in the recruitment of their guards to ensure that people with criminal behaviours aren’t employed,” reads the statement in part.
Adding: “The suspects’ criminal files are being processed and they will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions very soon.”