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Better security called for after 2 people killed in 150m/- heist

20th December 2012
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A day after suspected bandits invaded the multiple product dealer, Artan Ltd and shot two dead and seriously injured three others on Mahiwa Street in Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam, businesses have been advised to invest in trained and well equipped security companies to supplement police efforts.

The three armed thugs raided a tyre and battery shop, stealing some 150m/- that was to be transferred to the bank that very morning. They shot and killed accountant Ahmed Issa (55) but also an innocent bystander, a pushcart man, Sadik Juma (38).

The lone armed security, Ally Said (42) hired by the Artan company was no match for the bandits, but rather is a suspect and in custody.

Yahaya Simba an employee with Artan Ltd, seconded the idea that business must invest in private reliable security competent who can intervene in protection of their goods, properties but mostly secure the safety of their clients.

“…they take millions so casually with no or very little security…” the employee claimed of businesses around that area that is clustered with all manner of traders.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander Suleiman Kova announced the end of a successful man-hunt operation that saw the arrest of prime suspect, Agustino Kayula aka Frank Mwagiba (24) who was found in procession of a Browning 9mm pistol that was down to a single bullet.

According to reports the body of the diseased accountant, Issa was yesterday buried at the Kisutu Muslim cemetery, while arrangements for burial for the diseased pushcart man are still underway and the body was yesterday transferred from Muhimbil National Hospital (MNH) to Handeni in Tanga where the burial is expected to be carried out as business back in the busy trading center slowly resumes to normal.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN