Two Private Security Guards in Custody Over Illegal Roadblock

Two private security guards are in police custody in Mbale city on allegations of stagging illegal roadblock. They are Andrew Okello and Albert Omageni from security Uganda company and residents of Nasenyi cell in Dokho ward in Mbale City Industrial division.

Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, says that the duo was arrested for staging an illegal roadblock on Monday night in Dokho where they impersonated traffic police and extorted money from Boda boda riders, passengers, and vehicles. According to Taitika, officers from Malukhu police acted on a tip-off and picked up the suspects.

He says that police recovered a rifle and five rounds of ammunition from the suspects.

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