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Alamanzani Gabulila, a former security guard with Blue Light Security Company was picked up on Tuesday morning from Kisaikya village in Namasagali Sub County where he was in hiding.
Alamanzani Gabulila at Kamuli central police station (police photo).

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Police has picked up the suspected mastermind of a robbery at Pita petrol station in Kamuli district on Sunday night, which claimed the life of a security guard.

Alamanzani Gabulila, a former security guard with Blue Light Security Company was picked up on Tuesday morning from Kisaikya village in Namasagali Sub County where he was in hiding.  

He was treating gunshot wounds using local herbs, which raised the suspicion of residents prompting them to notify police.    

Mohamed Jukira, one of the security guards said he shot one of the assailants in the leg after they were fleeing the scene.  

“I didn’t see any of the assailant’s faces as they were all covered in hoods.  But I remember shooting one of them in the right leg before running away, and the same injury is reflected on Gabulila’s body,” he said. 

 

Ahmed Madiri, the Kamuli District Police Commander told URN that the suspect has failed to explain why he didn’t go to hospital after suffering bullet wounds.

He also says Gabulila has failed to explain why he was present at the scene of crime.  

  

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Gabulila, who was paraded before journalists at Kamuli central police station, claimed that he had gone to buy food from a restaurant adjacent to the pump fuel station when he was shot.  

According to an earlier story run by URN, two gunmen riding on a motorcycle stormed Pita petrol station and shot dead the security guard identified as Richard Wani.

They also shot three people who were fueling their motorcycles and sped off. One of the gunshot victims identified as Lincoln Mugabi, said the assailants were dressed in black hoods.

"The assailants were donned in black hoods. They shot the pump attendant twice in the head, snatched his money bag before shooting at us," he said.