IN THE SUPREME COURT OF UGANDA
AND KATUREEBE, JJ.S.C.
CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 19 OF 2005
The robbery in issue was committed on 15th December 1999, in Ntinda, a Kampala City suburb, at Plot 39/41 Martyrs Way, which is the residence of Ravinda Singh Chauhan, PW1. The appellant, an employee of a private security company named Interid, was deployed at the residence as a security guard. At about 9.30 p.m., while Singh and his wife were in their sitting room watching T.V., two robbers who were strangers entered the room. One of them put Singh at gun point and the other snatched two cellular phones from him and disconnected the landline telephone. The robbers demanded for money. Singh agreed to the demand and went to his bedroom with one robber while the gunman remained in the sitting room keeping Singh’s wife at gunpoint. In the bedroom, Singh surrendered to the robber US $ 3,500,
2,500 and unascertained amount of Uganda shillings. Thereafter the robbers left.
Shortly after the robbers left, Singh went out to check on the appellant who should have been on guard. He did not find him. He noted that the gate was locked from inside and concluded that the appellant had gone with the key for the main gate. He walked through the side gate to the