Crime

Security guard on the run after stealing millions from petrol station

Eyeyiga Godfrey, a security guard attached to Priority one security group reportedly served his colleagues with food intoxicated with chloroform at Lake Oil filling station located at Busowa town council in Bugiri district and made off with at least 5.7 million Uganda shillings

BUGIRI, UGANDA: Police in Bugiri district are searching for a private security guard who is suspected to have connived with others yet to be identified and chloroformed his colleagues at a fueling station before making off with millions of money.

Eyeyiga Godfrey, a security guard attached to Priority one security group reportedly served his colleagues with food intoxicated with chloroform at Lake Oil filling station located at Busowa town council in Bugiri district and made off with at least 5.7 million Uganda shillings, according to Busoga East Police Spokesperson SP Diana Nandawula.

“We have started hunting for a private security guard suspected to have connived with others yet to be identified and served his colleagues at the duty station with food intoxicated with chloroform and beating up a supervisor at Lake Oil petrol station at Busowa in Bugiri district before stealing money,” Nandawula confirmed.

In a police statement issued on Saturday, June 18, SP Nandawula identified the victims as the station supervisor Kasaguli Idhuma, pump attendant Balikoowa Abasi and the suspect’s fellow guard Mungune Raston. She says that Eyeyiga abandoned his gun before taking off with the money.

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“The victims chloroformed included the station supervisor Kasaguli Idhuma, pump attendant Balikoowa Abasi and the suspect’s fellow guard Mungune Raston. Eyeyiga abandoned his gun before taking off with at least 5.7 million and this was after noticing that the victims had totally been weakened by chloroform,” Nandawula said.

The supervisor who was beaten and those chloroformed were all taken to Bugiri general hospital for treatment as the hunt for suspects continue to have them brought to book.

Police has since urged private security companies to always monitor and conduct refresher courses for their staff to avoid security guards who involve in criminal acts which spoils the company names as well as injuring people who make payments to get security from them.


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