Jayesh Patel, who lost his motorcycle, says that he is surprised how the guard failed to stop the robbery. “I woke up ready for work, only to find my motorcycle missing, I didn’t hear any scuffle between the guard and the alleged robbers,” he said.
He says that although the robbery took place on Sunday night, he had been convinced by the Managers at Mansion Hotel that an in-house search would help them recover the money without the involvement of the police.
Eng. John Baptist Nuwamanya, Metering Services Manager at Umeme who led the operation says they have found out that many clients had added several components to their Yaka metres enabling them to utilize electricity without pre-loading tokens.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, says when Nyabongo arrived on the piece of land, which is at the center of a family dispute, eight men emerged from the bush and surrounded him.
The suspects are alleged to have stolen the drums of bitumen from the contractor’s quarry located in Mutelele Sub County, Bugiri District on June 15th and later fled. They were however arrested on Monday.
The car registration number UAZ 523F was seized within Iganga town where Naigaga had gone to attend an event, last evening, following a report filed by one Tabitha Minsa, indicating that the same vehicle was used to rob her early this year.
The campaign dubbed 'No Accident' was launched by Taxi Drivers under the Kampala-Gulu Taxi Operators' Association today. The umbrella brings together more than 600 operators, among them conductors and drivers from the areas of Bwaise, Matugga, Bombo, Wobulenzi, Luweero, Nakasongola, Masindi and Kigumba, among others.
It is alleged that, on Monday, the suspects intercepted Kenneth Wetaka’s car, Fuso registration number; UBD 415S which was carrying 10 tons of sugar valued at 131.6 million Shillings, undressed him and fled off with his property.