By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: One person has been killed and Shs 34 million stolen in separate robberies at two fuel stations in Wakiso district.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, the deceased has been identified as Victor Natumanya, a pump attendant at Ideal Energy petrol station located in Bulenga in Wakiso district.
Owesigyire confirmed that Natumanya was killed at around 4 am on Monday morning after he was hacked with an axe when he refused to surrender the money to the thugs.
He further noted that two other victims including Peter Kasaga, another pump attendant and security guard, Emma Obo are nursing injuries.
“They knew where the money was kept. We’re currently pursuing them as criminals but unfortunately, this fuel station has no security cameras that can help us in identifying them,” Owoyesigyire said.
According to Owoyesigyiire, a similar robbery took place at Horse Fuel station Naluvule-Wakiso on Friday last week involving a security guard deployed at the station. The security guard only identified as Musa from Tight Security Group reportedly robbed Shs 28 million from the station after placing the pump attendants at gunpoint at around 3:00 am and varnished with the money and the gun.
“He had guarded that place for some time. He pulled out his gun and pointed at the pump attendants, removed the money they had and he went inside the office straight to the safe and took the money and the gun with 5 rounds of ammunition,” Owoyesigyire said.
He says that they have since launched a manhunt of the suspects in the double robberies. Police blame the theft on the carelessness of the managers who fail to bank the money and internal dealings.
“The managers were careless in their job by delaying to bank the money and the thugs got this information. This is the reason why we highly suspect internal dealing,” Owoyesigyire stated.