Two security guards are in police custody for robbing Shs100m from a businessman they were guarding in Kamwokya, Central Division, Capital city suburb.
The two guards attached to Tight Security Company Limited were arrested in a hotel in Kaabong District where they were hiding for ten days. Police recovered Shs50m of the Shs100m in possession of the suspects and it has been exhibited.
Deputy police spokesperson Kampala metropolitan Luke Owoyesigyire says the suspects identified as Alex Abok and Anthony Ayor 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. 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" Owoyesigyire said.
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. We thank the police teams that spent sleepless nights until the suspects, who were always on the move, were arrested" he added.
The suspects’ criminal files are being processed and they will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions very soon.