Jinja police has arrested two robbery suspects, a one Godfrey Isanga and Patrick Kiiza. This happened on Monday when the Uganda Police Force tracked the suspects down and arrested them in a guest house.
The two were apparently celebrating after robbing the finance manager of Nile Plastics Shs283m.
James Mubi, the Kira Region Police spokesperson said they trailed the suspects and arrested them in Rainbow Guest House at Wakitaka, Jinja City.
By the time of their arrest, the suspects were drinking beer. They also had with them part of the proceeds of the heist.
“The two, Godfrey Isanga, a resident of Bukatuube in Mayuge district and Patrick Kiiza, a resident of Iganga on Kaliro road, allegedly followed the Finance Manager of Victoria Nile Plastics Ltd company in Njeru along Kayunga Road, Bhaven Prajapati and two others right from Bank of Baroda in Jinja city and up to Njeru and upon reaching one of the washing bays, along Kayunga Road, they blocked them using their car Toyota Wish UBA 032N and robbed them of their money totaling to sh283m,” Mubi said.
Furthermore, Mubi said Prajapati reported the matter to Jinja Central Police Station who immediately took charge of the situation. They tracked the culprits using the Global positioning system (GPS) that had been placed in the bag which contained the money.
When Police arrested the suspects, they recovered a gun reportedly belonging to the UPDF and had 26 bullets in it.
According to Mubi, only shs77m of the shs283m was recovered by the police. Authorities have since detained the culprits at the Jinja Central Police Station.
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