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Nansana hardware shop robbery suspects innocent - police

Cheap General Hardware shop

Cheap General Hardware shop

The three security guards arrested over last week’s armed robbery at Cheap General Hardware shop in Nansana municipality, Wakiso district are innocent, police has said. 

Six heavily armed thugs moving on three motorcycles raided the hardware shop and shot dead two people critically injuring three others. An unspecified amount of money was robbed at the time it was being prepared to be taken to the bank.

The two shot dead at the shop included Jimmy Atikuru, the assistant manager of the hardware shop and Frank Aruho, while the third person who died later in the hospital was identified as, Amin Bugembe.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said investigations have since revealed that the security guards whose identities were concealed had no prior knowledge of the robbery and a decision has since been taken to have them released not later than today Thursday.

The guards have reportedly explained that they did not respond because the robbers’ guns were of more advanced types than theirs. The trio is said to have indicated in their statements that their guns release a single bullet per interval yet the thugs’ guns could release multiple bullets at a single shooting.

Police said the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage retrieved from the hardware shop does not clearly show details of motorcycles and faces of attackers. He, however, said forensic experts were analysing the video and exhibits extracted from the scene. Onyango added that a hunt for criminals was on and some leads were being followed.

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+1 #1 Jonathan Luyirika 2019-06-06 12:03
The problem is that Uganda police force is full of NRM card carrying cadres who have decided to focus on opposition politicians rather than focusing on real criminals.

The police should also stop that habit of rounding up suspects on just hearsay because it violents the right of innocent suspects .

In developed countries, warrant of arrest will be issued after getting substantial evidence linking suspect to a crime scene.
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-3 #2 Kigongo Ssentongo 2019-06-06 13:46
Quoting Jonathan Luyirika:
The problem is that Uganda police force is full of NRM card carrying cadres who have decided to focus on opposition politicians rather than focusing on real criminals.

The police should also stop that habit of rounding up suspects on just hearsay because it violents the right of innocent suspects .

In developed countries, warrant of arrest will be issued after getting substantial evidence linking suspect to a crime scene.


Naawe tujjeeko akajanja. Oyogera ku developed countries tukole tutya? We are not a developed country and we do things in a developing way.
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-2 #3 Jonathan Luyirika 2019-06-06 20:18
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e name="Kigongo Ssentongo"]Quoting Jonathan Luyirika:
The problem is that Uganda police force is full of NRM card carrying cadres who have decided to focus on opposition politicians rather than focusing on real criminals.

The police should also stop that habit of rounding up suspects on just hearsay because it violents the right of innocent suspects .

In developed countries, warrant of arrest will be issued after getting substantial evidence linking suspect to a crime scene.


Naawe tujjeeko akajanja. Oyogera ku developed countries tukole tutya? We are not a developed country and we do things in a developing way.
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+2 #4 Jonathan Luyirika 2019-06-06 21:51
Am reacting to mr.kigongo comment :Naawe tujjeeko akajanja.Oyogera ku developed countries tukole tutya?

We are not developed country and we do thing the developed way. What you have written on this platform has highlighted that you are not politically informed and don't know how the countries should develop by learning and adopting some form of development from other countries which are more developed than others.
dDimwit mr.Kigongo, didn't even know that the new Installed CCTV cameras technology was brought here from a developed countries where that technology has been in use for decades.

In 1990s when the Government of Uganda decided to adopt decentralized system of Government, it sent a delegation to Denmark ( a developed country) to learn how the decentralized system of government how works. Did you think the government of Uganda was block head to send a delegation to Denmark?
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