The impounded vehicles that include a Toyota Corona registration number UAM 454M, UAE 742B double cabin pickup, and Corona UAK 214E were transporting the fuel from the sub-counties of Buhimba, Kizirafumbi, Kabwoya, and Kyangwali. The occupants fled and abandoned the vehicles which had 40 jerrycans of fuel.
The suspects have been identified as Abudallah Mansur, Swalleh Adam and Rasul Maliamungu all residents of Arua district. Albertine police spokesman Julius Hakiza says they received intelligence led information that the trio had connived with some truck drivers belonging to CICO and siphoned fuel from their trucks.
The suspects have been identified as Charles Katwkwa 35, Jesero Wandera 36 and Abudallah Kusiima 19. They were arrested on Monday in Buliisa town Council after they connived with CICO truck drivers and siphoned fuel from the trucks.
Muhammad Mutazindwa met his death at Bukuli village in Biiso Sub County in Buliisa district in the wee hours of this morning. According to preliminary information obtained by our reporter, the deceased was siphoning fuel from trucks belonging to China Chongqing International Construction Company Limited-CICO together with three others still at large.
Hoima Resident District Commissioner John Stephen Ekoom told Uganda Radio Network on Friday that a fact finding operation by the District Security Committee established that a number of people were involved in Fuel siphoning, theft of construction materials and abuse of workers rights.
A number of two arrests were made on Tuesday in Nakawa of suspected local dealers in police fuel. The arrested suspects were taken to the Police Standards Unit and later transferred to Naguru police headquarters for questioning.