The operatives claim they trailed the thugs following a tip-off about a plan to rob the fuel station on Saturday evening. Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said a gun was also recovered from the thugs.
However, Owoyesigyire said details on their identification and how the robbery was foiled shall be availed later. Dr Besigye drove to the scene as bodies of the suspected robbers lay in a pool of blood.
A gun suspected to have been in possession of thugs was found laying in a pool of blood. Bullet cell casings were also many at the scene. This was going to be the fifth armed robbery in a space of three weeks in Kampala.
Last week two mobile money operators were killed by thugs moving on three motorcycles in Zzana along Entebbe road. Victims of Zzana incident were identified as Harriet Nalwadda and her worker Moreen Nakabubi.
Five days ago police foiled another armed robbery in Kawempe even though the suspects were arrested without fire exchange.
Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Uganda Police Force arrested three Uganda People's Defence Forces deserters. They include Stanley Muluuta who reportedly killed a UPDF Lieutenant before he deserted. Muluuta was arrested in Masanafu in an operation conducted by FSU and two guns were recovered.
Other ex-soldiers in custody over armed robbery include David Onenchan and Andrew Miguso.