Twahikya Arinda, a resident explains that the two thugs riding on a motorcycle disguised as clients who wanted to buy fuel to lure their victim.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed shooting of the pump attendant.
Unidentified assailants have shot dead a pump attendant in
Kikuube district. The
deceased has been identified as Passia Karuna 26, an employee of Pastor Petrol
station located in Kasonga
trading center in Kyangwali sub-county.
He was shot twice in the chest and neck killing him instantly. It is alleged that the two assailants armed
with an AK47 gun
raided the pump fuel station around 8:30 pm on Tuesday and placed
the pump attendant at gunpoint before ordering
him to surrender all the money he had on him.
After taking the money,
the assailants shot the pump attendant dead and fled to an unknown destination. They fired several bullets as they fled from the crime scene. Twahikya Arinda, a resident explains that the
two thugs riding on a motorcycle disguised as clients who wanted to buy fuel to lure their victim.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson, says that a team of investigators from the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF, Chieftainance of Military Intelligence-CMI, and
the police are on the ground to track
down the thugs.
He says police
have cordoned off the crime
scene. The deceased’s body is lying at
Kyangwali Health Center IV pending post-mortem. He calls on the public to
cooperate with security by availing them vital information that can lead
to the arrest of the suspects.