The Uganda police have geared up investigation to ascertain what really transpired in what they have called armed robbery.
Police at Kyambogo University on Tuesday responded to gun shots near Megha Industries, where upon arrival, they found security operatives from the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), who had put out of action, two would-be robbers, and foiled their plan to rob a cash-in-transit van, belonging to G4S Security Group.
In the press statement issued by the police spokes person, Fred Enanga, the robbers had trailed the bullion van from Kayunga Stanbic Bank, through Mukono up to Kyambogo where they were intercepted while trying to remove the cash from the van to their small car.
Two persons are believed according to police to have lost thier lives.
“Bright Turyatunga, a former SFC officer and convict, and the other unknown, were transported to the city mortuary for post-mortem analysis,” Enanga said.
Adding that the police also transferred two G4S Security guards in unconscious state due to chloroform to Kiruddu Referral Hospital for medical attention.
“We want to inform the public that the scene was documented and exhibits that include cartridges for a pistol and an AK47 recovered”
The spokes person also clarified that an ID for the driver of the van, called Michael Okech, who is on the run, and a small phone were also recovered, 2km away from the scene.
“The other exhibits of material value which include the bullion van with cash, a gun, and white premio under registration number UAK790P, were transferred to ISO Headquarters,” Enanga further elucidated.
The preliminary information by police indicates the would-be robbers conspired with the driver Michael Okech, who bought chicken for his two colleagues and laced it with chloroform, to enable them loot the cash uninterrupted.
Enanga called up the public to always be kin when dealing with large transactions.
“We want to urge the public and in particular those who deal with large cash transactions to remain vigilant and alter their routines. We further appeal to any one with knowledge about the whereabouts of the driver Michael Okech or the incident to share it with us in confidence,” He explains.
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