By Fred Kiva
Police say that the driver of the bullion van connived with the-would be robbers of the cash-in-transit on Tuesday evening.
In a statement issued on Wednesday evening, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said initial findings indicate that Michael Okech connived with the would be robbers to buy chicken laced with chloroform for his two colleagues to pave way for a successful robbery.
“The preliminary information indicates the would-be robbers conspired with the driver Michael Okech, who bought chicken for his two colleagues and laced it with chloroform, to enable them loot the cash uninterrupted,” Enanga said.
“The two security guards who are potential witnesses are also recovering well at Kiruddu Referral Hospital and arrangements to obtain their statements in place,” he added, revealing that security team recovered several exhibits including cartridges for a pistol and an AK47, a white premio car Reg. No UAK790P as well as Okech’s Identity Card, which have all been taken to ISO headquarters.
Enanga said police are hunting for the driver, who is reportedly on the run. ”We further appeal to anyone with knowledge about the whereabouts of the driver Michael Okech or the incident to share it with us in confidence,” he said.
On Tuesday evening at around 7:45pm operatives from the Internal Security Organization (ISO) shot dead two robbers and foiled their plan to rob cash-in- transit van belonging to G4S Security Group. According to police, the robbers, including former SFC soldier, Bright Turyatunga had trailed the bullion van from Kayunga Stanbic Bank, through Mukono up to Kyambogo where they were intercepted. At the time the thugs were trying to remove the money from the van to their small car.
Police is yet to identify the other killed robber, however, Enanga said the two bodies have been transferred to city mortuary for postmortem.