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Police Arrests Two Suspects In Guest House Jubilating After Robbing 200M From Victoria Nile Plastics Ltd Finance Manager

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Police in Jinja has confirmed arrest of two robbery suspects in a guest house  while Jubilating after robbing 200 million from Victoria Nile Plastics on Monday June ,13 ,2022.

The Uganda Police Force tracked the suspects down and arrested them in Rainbow Guest House in Wakitaka, suspects identified as Godfrey Isanga and Patrick Kiiza.

Police search efforts turned up an AK-47 gun belonging to UPDF ,rounds of live ammunition ,a hammer and pair of pliers and unknown chemical they used during the robbery.

One of police detective ,said that the robbers blocked the duo and put them on gunpoint and ordered them to surrender the bag in their possession,before driving towards Jinja ,

Mr James Mubi, the Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, said the attack happened at around 1pm along the Njeru-Kayunga Highway.

“The finance manager was authorised by the company to withdraw some money from Bank of Baroda; but on their way back to the factory in Njeru, they did not know that they were being trailed by thugs who intercepted them and put them on gunpoint,” said Mr Mubi.

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The suspects who were arrested immediately after successfully excecuting an armed robbery of Shs283m from the Finance Manager of Victoria Nile Plastics Ltd on June 13, 2022.

Mr Mubi said Mr Prajapati and his colleague were quick to alert the Police of Njeru, Kayunga and Jinja, adding that fortunately, the bag had a GPS device that Police used to trace the thugs to Rainbow Guest House in Wakitaka on the Jinja-Kamuli Highway, where they were allegedly found feasting on beers.

Police search efforts turned up an AK-47 assault rifle belonging to the UPDF, with serial number UG-UPDF-UH-3113, 27 rounds of live ammunition, a hammer, pair of pliers and an unknown chemical.

Asked how much money he had withdrawn from Bank of Baroda, Mr Prajabati declined to reveal, saying Police will avail those details.

Mr Mubi said the police had establish the transaction of over Shs200 million that day from the Bank.

He added that upon concluding investigations, the suspects, currently being detained at Jinja Police Station, will be charged with aggravated robbery and possession of illegal firearms under case reference CRB569/2022.

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