Shou, an employee of Top Chongo Company, was carrying the money in a bag. Despite Shou firing five shots from his pistol at the gang, they managed to flee with the money. A Police Constable, Yusuf Dang, also fired a shot, but the assailants escaped. Working jointly, the Flying Squad and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) tracked down and arrested three suspects in Bulenga and Fort Portal.
Police Director of Political Commissariat Hadijah Namutebi
has apprehended at least eight suspects believed to be part of motorcycle
robbery gangs that specifically target foreigners, primarily Chinese nationals,
resulting in thefts of over Shillings 2 billion between September and November,
At Martin Road
in Kampala, a Chinese national named Li Shou fell victim to a gang of four
motorcycles that surrounded him, robbing him of Shillings 200 million.
employee of Top Chongo Company, was carrying the money in a bag. Despite Shou
firing five shots from his pistol at the gang, they managed to flee with the
Constable, Yusuf Dang, also fired a shot, but the assailants escaped. Working
jointly, the Flying Squad and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)
tracked down and arrested three suspects in Bulenga and Fort Portal.
"Five motorcycles have been recovered from the suspects.
Two of these motorcycles were used in the robbery and three were bought
from the proceeds of the crime. Five million shillings have been recovered from
the suspects. Investigations are still ongoing to arrest their accomplices on
the run," Flying Squad said in a report.
after Shou's incident, another Chinese national, Hei Wei, was robbed US$190,000
(approximately Shillings 718 million along Ssezibwa Road near Fang Fang Hotel. "Wei was robbed by a group of thugs
riding on Boda bodas. The victim had used a Boda boda from his home in Kololo
and it is suspected that the same rider was on surveillance and tipped his
gang," reads the report.
Namutebi, the Director of Political Commissariat, cautioned that criminals
often use surveillance tactics, disguising themselves as Boda boda riders. "We appeal to the business
community, especially the foreign nationals to be more vigilant and abstain
from moving with large sums of money. The Uganda Police is mandated to protect
you," Namutebi said.
arrests were made in connection to the September 19th robbery of $317,900 (over
1 billion shillings) at Nakirebe along the Kampala-Masaka road. Notably, two of
the Nakirebe robbers were identified as security officers from the police and
military. The gang intercepted a vehicle carrying the money and absconded in a
Super custom vehicle with concealed number plates adorned with MK army
Through CCTV footage and
intelligence operations, security arrested four suspects, including Moses
Lubega, Josephat Nuwagaba (aka Jose), Richard Kyomuhendo (aka Ricky), and ASP
James Kakana, the Officer in Charge of Namayingo Police Station.
"Their residences were searched for possible evidence.
The suspects were interviewed and their statements were recorded where they
admitted participating in the robbery and mentioned their associates,"
Namutebi said. Recovered
from their residences were various items bought with the stolen money,
including vehicles, household items, and assorted properties.
ASP James Kakana
was apprehended from Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District, after eluding
arrest at his station in Namayingo.
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.