Two people including a police detective attached to Namanve Police Station are under arrest for alleged robbery of 2.5kgs of gold valued at 230 million Uganda Shillings.
The two suspects are Corporal Stephen Toko and a boda boda cyclist only identified as Igime.
The police Professional Standards Unit together with operatives from Jinja Road Police Station arrested the duo who allegedly worked with four others still at large and waylaid Lazarus Maneno, an employee of Kibwe Uganda Limited Arua Branch.
The victim was reportedly transporting the said gold to Kibwe offices in Ntinda.
According to a statement recorded at PSU, Maneno left Arua on August 4, 2017 at night and reached Kampala the next day at 6am.
In Kampala, Maneno boarded a motorcycle being ridden by Igime.
“Upon reaching Kira Road Traffic lights, a vehicle with four occupants emerged from behind, stopped, arrested and pushed both of us into the vehicle. I was put handcuffed and ordered to lay facing down,” reads part of the statement recorded by Maneno on August 16.
The PSU police spokesperson Vincent Ssekate told Uganda Radio Network that Toko and his colleagues while in the car exchanged the gold with Marijuana and later took Maneno to Namanve Police Station where he was detained.