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Eight held over robbery in Mbarara

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th April 2010 03:00 AM

THE Rapid Response Unit in Mbarara has arrested eight men suspected to be armed robbers who last month attacked Total Kashari, a fuel filling station in Mbarara town, killing two workers and stealing sh38m.

THE Rapid Response Unit in Mbarara has arrested eight men suspected to be armed robbers who last month attacked Total Kashari, a fuel filling station in Mbarara town, killing two workers and stealing sh38m.

By Abdulkarim Ssengendo
and Fred Turyakira


THE Rapid Response Unit in Mbarara has arrested eight men suspected to be armed robbers who last month attacked Total Kashari, a fuel filling station in Mbarara town, killing two workers and stealing sh38m.

The station manager, Zuwa Ssendegeya, was shot in the upper arm, while the supervisor, Henry Mugasha, got injuries on his right leg.
Ssendegeya got shot while taking the money to the bank.

The petrol station belongs to Leo Beyagira and Hajji Musa Matovu. Matovu, also the proprietor of Swift Coaches bus company, died last week.
At Matovu’s burial, his brother, Hajji Juma Kanywani, blamed his death on the robbers.

The south-western regional Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, said the suspects were picked up from Mbarara, Kampala and Isingiro districts.

She identified them as Justus Asiimwe, Yasin Kyaguranyi, Henry Mbata, Emmanuel Sseguya, James Turyatunga, Majjidu Ssentume, Issa Majjidu and Elias Twesigye.
Kyaguranyi is suspected to have ridden the motorcycle which carried the robbers from the fuel station.

Turyatunga, a corporal in the army, was arrested in Kampala and is suspected to have shot the victims with an AK47 gun.
Twesigye is suspected to be the master-key cutter, while Mbata, a cleaner at the station, is suspected to have tipped off the robbers.

Asiimwe, on the other hand, is suspected to have ferried the robbers away in a vehicle which was parked near the fuel station during the robbery.
An AK47 gun was recovered from Turyatunga, and sh2.2m from Majjidu Ssentume, the father of Issa and Kyaguranyi.

Namaye thanked the public for cooperating with the Police and assured them that the suspects would face justice.

Eight held over robbery in Mbarara

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