The Deputy RCC Peter Banya says the suspects were on security’s wanted the list for the past two years and their arrest was meant to serve as a relief to the affected communities, who had endlessly filed complaints against them. However, their "peaceful escape" without any of the cells guards firing to scare them off raises suspicion of an inside job.
31-year-old Ronald Mawa, a guard attached to Hash Security Services Limited was shot dead while his three colleagues Alfred Opio, Edrine Bwiire and Herban Muhanguzi sustained serious injuries and are admitted at Jinja regional referral hospital emergency unit
Jayesh Patel, who lost his motorcycle, says that he is surprised how the guard failed to stop the robbery. “I woke up ready for work, only to find my motorcycle missing, I didn’t hear any scuffle between the guard and the alleged robbers,” he said.
The 28-year old Batista Atayo, a resident of Nailo village in Kakira town council, Jinja district was shot dead by a security guard whose names have not yet been established. Industrial security services limited are responsible with ensuring security in Kakira sugar works plantations.
David Muwanguzi, the Iganga District Health Officer, says the fire destroyed anti-malaria drugs meant for seven health centers, saying they have been receiving drugs since last week and the last consignment was recorded on Monday night.
The soldiers handed over Ntale and the three civilians identified as Elvis Bagyananseko, Dennis Kalulu and Joshua Kalulu to Mayuge police station. The two royal guards whose identities have been withheld were detained in the forest.
Diana Nandawula, the Kiira Regional Police Publicist says that the second gun was found at a residence in works zone, Nile Crescent road in Jinja town. It is suspected that the gun was abandoned by one of the guards, who plotted the robbery.
Stephen Isabirye, a resident of the gutted Albertine dormitory told Uganda Radio Network that the students who were attending night preps were alerted by a cloud of thick smoke that was emitted from the dormitory that housed about 60 learners.