Police arrest two security guards attached to Tight Security Company who robbed Shs100 million in Kamwokya.
Uganda Police on Sunday arrested two security guards who are suspected to have stolen Shs100 million from a businessman they were guarding in Kamwokya, Central Division, Kampala.
The two guards attached to Tight Security Company were arrested following a 10-day pursuit in a hotel in Kaabong district where they were hiding.
The suspects identified by Alex Abok and Anthony Ayor put Kunai Sethi, 35, a gold dealer on gunpoint and robbed him of Shs100 million at his office in Kamwokya on July 9, 2020.
According to the deputy PMO of Kampala Metropolitan Police station, Luke Owoyesigirye, the duo who had since run into hiding have been arrested on charges of aggravated robbery.
Owoyesigirye said that with the help of their technical teams and intelligence units, they were able to identify the exact place where the two guards were hiding.
“Using our technical teams and intelligence units, police were able to locate the suspects in the Karamoja region where they were arrested,” Owoyesigirye’s statement read.
“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,” he added.
Also, he issued a strong warning to all guards who have always made it a habit to turn guns at their bosses who they are instead supposed to protect.
Owoyesigirye stressed that this is not good because it puts not only the victims involved into shame but also the security companies they belong to and in the end, nobody will want to employ a guard from that very company because it’s workers are not trustworthy individuals.
He further called upon all security companies to be even more vigilant about the people they recruit as guards because the organization’s trust and safety lie in their hands.
“We condemn 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. We thank the police teams that have spent sleepless nights until the suspects, who were always on the move, were arrested,” Owoyesigirye stated before adding that the suspects’ criminal files are being processed and they will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions as soon as possible.