By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: Police in Kampala have arrested three people suspected to have connived with armed thugs who shot dead three people and robbed millions of shilling from Cheap General Hardware in Nansana, Wakiso district, on Wednesday.
The deceased who include Jimmy Atikuru, the Assistant Manager of the Hardware shop and Frank Aruho were gunned down during the Wednesday afternoon raid. Three other employees sustained gunshot wounds. However, one of them identified as Amin Bugembe has since succumbed to the gunshots wounds. As part of the investigations, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says the police have since arrested three suspects. However, he declined to reveal their identities saying it would jeopardize police investigations. “We shall not disclose their identities as it may jeopardize investigations,” Onyango said.
He added that detectives are also reviewing CCTV footage captured by Police and private security cameras around the hardware that is found along Kampala-Hoima road. “We are doing all possible, that inclusive (camera footage). We will review our cameras more so those with number plate recognition so that we can trace these thugs. And we will certainly get them,” he said. To date, none of the five armed robbers who were reportedly moving on four motorcycles have been arrested. The police have since cordoned off the place and investigations into the gruesome attack continue.