A guard attached to Pinnacle Security Company, a private security firm has shot dead a man suspected of breaking into an MTN station in Mubende district to siphon fuel. The incident occurred last evening at the MTN mast at Lubona hill, in Kiganda Sub County.
Charles Ndamanyire, the Criminal Investigations Officer Mubende Central Police Station identifies the deceased as Fred Musoga, a trader from Kiganda Trading center in Mubende town. He also identifies the security guard as Godfrey Baruku. Ndamanyire explains that the deceased broke into the MTN site when Baruku left the work station for a few minutes and attempted to siphon fuel from the generator.
He however, says that Baruku opened fire when he returned and saw Musoga trying to jump off the fence and hit him in the chest killing him instantly. Ndamanyire says Baruku is currently being held at Mubende Central Police Station as investigations are ongoing.
He says police will decide on whether or not to press charges against him depending on the advice from the state attorney. Several people have been arrested over the past two years for attempting to break into the MTN site in Kiganda Sub County to siphon fuel. Ndamanyire warns residents against fuel theft and vandalizing vital equipment at the telephone mast site, which he says amounts to economic sabotage.