Security guard arrested over stealing property from students

Mercy Agudo, a security guard attached to Centurian Security Limited in Mukono has been arrested for allegedly stealing property belonging to students of Uganda Christian University.

It is alleged that Agudo was caught red-handed by students at JK hostel where she was deployed as a guard. She was found in possession of clothes belonging to the students.

The arrest comes days after guards attached to the company petitioned the Mukono District Labour Officer, Doreen Berinda over delayed payments.

In a letter to Berinda, signed by fifteen security guards indicates that whenever they demand their salaries, they are ignored. The guards who are paid 170,000 Shillings per month are demanding arrears for three months, while others for one month.

The Centurian Manager for Mukono, Dennis Nabasa says the company director is working hard to clear arrears. He denies commanding the guards to misuse their guns.

Centurian security group was incorporated in 2015 to offer security services including providing guards, escorts, investigations, and consultancy services.

Its headquarters are based in Magwa- Jinja City.

Recently, Mukono district has experienced rampant cases of armed robberies by unknown people who have attacked supermarkets, shops, petrol stations, schools, and parking spaces.

Eli Nkalubo, the Chairperson-LCI Agip Cell in Mukono Central Division says that the government should not rush to license the security companies. He says that lack of manpower to directly supervise and monitor them.

Mukono Resident District Commissioner-Fatumah Ndisaba wants the Inspector General of Government to revise the guidelines for approving the operations of security companies.

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