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Driver Shot Dead in Fuel Theft :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Driver Shot Dead in Fuel Theft

Latif Zaake, the Southern Region Police Commander, says they have apprehended the security guard behind the shooting to help with police investigations.

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A security guard has shot dead a driver attached to China Railway No.3 Engineering Group, which is undertaking the construction of Kanoni-Sembabule-Villa Maria road. 

Alex Waiswa, a resident of Jinja Municipality was shot dead by a security guard after finding him siphoning fuel from the tract assigned to him by the company.

Preliminary police investigations show that the deceased has been siphoning fuel from his truck. Apollo Koyiph Muhwezi, the Human Resource Manager, China Railway No. 3 Engineering Group has confirmed the incident, saying it is unfortunate that Waiswa lost his life this way.

He says the company loses a lot of money in fuel thefts involving their drivers and security guards. According to Muhwezi, the company is planning to transport the deceased's body for burial at his ancestral grounds in Mayuge district.

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Latif Zaake, the Southern Region Police Commander, says they have apprehended the security guard behind the shooting to help with police investigations.

The guard is attached to Security Plus, a private guard group. According to Zaake, they have also recovered two jerry cans of fuel from the crime scene the tube the deceased was using to siphon fuel from the truck.

Zaake says they are also investigating allegations that the guard could have shot the driver after failing to agree on how to share the stolen fuel.

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