Cops arrest six for Limkokwing E600 000 armed robbery
The Royal Eswatini Police Services yesterday arrested six suspects in connection with the E600 000 armed robbery at Limkokwing University, where a guard was cornered and forced to open a safe box.
Reliable sources disclosed about the breakthrough on the investigation of the armed robbery case by the police which happened almost 20 days ago.
Chief Police Information and Communications Officer Superintendent Phindile Vilakati only confirmed the breakthrough on the case but said officers had not yet preferred charges on the arrested six people, stating that they were being cooperative which might lead to the closing of the case.
Observer on Saturday has reliably been informed that some of the arrested six are working within the country’s uniform forces but their identity and departments have been hidden pending preferring of charges against them.
The swift arrests of the suspects by the police will ease the burden of the university as it was suspected that it postponed its graduation due to the robbery at the school.
Vilakati refused to confirm the identity of the suspects especially those attached to essential government employ, stating that police were still investigating on the robbery case and the six people were cooperating with the arresting officers.
The case saw a 22-year-old guard of Mahwalala being robbed money amounting to E600 000 whilst on duty at Limkokwing University.
The guard was cornered and forced to open a safe box which had the money.
According to earlier reports, the security guard who was on duty was beaten and tied with a rope at about 0100 hours.
It is alleged that the six armed men might have colluded with someone who works at the university who may have known that so much money was being kept in the safe.
After the robbery case Limkokwing University of Creative Technology have seen their graduation postponed to November 9.
The graduation which was scheduled for October 6 was said to have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances according to the campus management in a press release.