Soldier behind wave of crime in Coast exposed by CCTV cameras
SEE ALSO :Cash-strapped Uganda police spends Sh13bClosed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, mounted in one of the petrol stations that was robbed recently, shows the soldier's image and movements. He is seen robbing a petrol station attendant Sh4,000 at gunpoint, before walking to his car and driving away. The robbery took place on September 2 and was reported at Inuka Police Station. Despite the evidence police have, they appear unable to arrest the soldier. Soldiers and police in Mtongwe have had a frosty relationship since early this year when a deputy OCS committed suicide after discovering his girlfriend was having an affair with a soldier at the base.
Violent crimesMr Rotich dismissed allegations that there are other soldiers at the Mtongwe base involved in violent crimes. "I have been in communication with commanders at the barracks and they have given me their assurance that we will get the suspect we want," said Rotich. Despite the police boss' claims, we were able to establish that the military is reluctant to surrender the soldier. The Standard. A police official who asked not to be named accused military officials at the base of "playing hide-and-seek" with police. "The communication we got at first from sentries at the barracks is that the suspect was doing some clearing before they hand him over to us," said the source.
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